Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Courses

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the student to be entry-level in delivering safe, high quality emergency patient care. The EMT-B is trained to respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility. After receiving the call from the dispatcher, the EMT-B drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The EMT-B must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
EMS 123 EMT Basic Technology 12 ENG 085* and MAT 020* Corequisites: EMS 1220 (Lab) and EMS 1221 (Clinical)

The basic emergency medical technician course is a Michigan Department of Community Health approved course. This program provides the information and experience necessary to prepare the student to sit for the National Registry Basic EMT Certification exam. Topics include: legal responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, patient assessment, management of various emergency situations, extrication, and current standards for EMTs in the field. Students will also participate in scenario-based education and computer-based testing and scenarios to reinforce skills learned within these areas. Students must complete a minimum of four 12-hour experiences in the hospital emergency room setting and with a pre-hospital life support agency. Laboratory and clinical experiences are included.

EMS 1230 EMS Lab


EMS 1231 EMS Clinical

EMS Clinical