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).
Students are responsible for and EMT polo, navy EMT pants, black shoes and a Garrison belt. Uniform requirements available at orientation.
Prerequisites: Must be age 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Students also must have a physical, the Hepatitis B vaccination series started, the MMR and Varicella Zoster vaccinations, a flu shot, a negative ten-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. A background check (no felony convictions) done by our Human Resources office is included in class cost.
Applicants 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 assessments. Contact your high school for test scores.
Winter 2018 program
Jan. 16 to May 10
Course number: ZPFT 850-01
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Port Huron campus (ATC 134)
274 contact hours
Admission to this training program is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (810) 989-5666.
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, download the form, or call (810) 989-5666.
Register here (search for "EMT")
Job outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Average salary: $14.54 per hour in Michigan
Job outlook: 12% increase in Michigan through 2022
Types of jobs available: Emergency medical technician, EMT/dispatcher, first responder
Prepare for a job saving lives on ambulances, fire department Advanced Life Support (ALS) units, or in hospital emergency rooms. Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enter the Paramedic certificate program to make a greater impact on the health of people in our community. Students learn with hands-on experiences in our simulation lab which features an ambulance, medical-surgical simulator and newborn birth simulator.
The SC4 Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Services Professions (CoA EMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
"SC4 allowed me to get my hands on the equipment necessary for my job. The schooling gave me a base knowledge and confidence to know what I'm doing."
Julianna Dobney, Paramedic at Tri-Hospital EMS and Marysville Fire Dept.