Degrees and Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technician

    Short-term training

    What you'll learn 


    Train for a career as an emergency medical technician. You get a first-hand look at how to use your new knowledge and skill in the field with clinical time both in an ambulance and in the emergency room. This Michigan Certified Basic Emergency Medical Technician class is 274 hours (a minimum of 50 required clinical hours, ride time and in-hospital instruction).


    1. Be at least age 18
    2. Have a high school diploma or GED
    3. Pass a physical examination
    4. Must have Hepatitis B vaccination series started, the MMR and Varicella Zoster vaccinations, a flu shot, a negative 10-panel drug screening, a negative TB test and a current tetanus shot. These requirements are at the student's expense and must be completed by the second week of class.
    5. Pass a background check

    Students are responsible for a navy polo shirt, navy EMT pants, black shoes and a Garrison belt. Uniform requirements available at orientation. 

    Must complete WorkKeys assessments - reading for information (level 4), applied mathematics (level 3) and locating information (level 4). Testing is $50 and should be completed at least one week prior to class start date. To schedule testing, call (810) 989-5555. Information regarding testing vouchers is obtainable through Michigan Works! office in Port Huron. You will need to place a current resume on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website. Note: Recent high school graduates already may have taken these three asessments. Contact your high school for test scores.

    Job outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics

    Average salary: $14.03 per hour in Michigan
    Job outlook: 23% increase in Michigan through 2020
    Types of jobs available: Emergency medical technician, EMT/dispatcher, first responder

    Summer 2017 program

    May 8 to Aug. 18
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday (occasional), 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Course number: ZPFT 850-01
    Location: Port Huron campus, ATC 134
    27.4 CEUs/274 contact hours
    Cost: $950 (book included)

    Information Sessions will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, and Wednesday, April 19, in Room 145 of the Acheson Technology Center. 

    Register early, as classes with a low enrollment will be canceled four business days prior to the scheduled start date. A limited number of non-credit SC4 Foundation scholarships are available for Workforce Development entry-level job training programs. For more information, call (810) 989-5666.

    See summer schedule (PDF)