Emergency Medical Technician
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Early Bird Discount: $200 off your tuition – enroll by March 12
Enrollment Deadline: April 13 (limited seating available)
Course Start Date: April 21, 2018
Training to provide students the knowledge, skill, and clinical training necessary for basic life saving care as required to work and be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students will obtain the knowledge and physical practice needed to fulfill requirements in pre-hospital (EMS) and hospital (ER) clinical settings. Students will also obtain understanding on how to maintain their well-being in this physically, emotionally, and mentally challenging career. Treating patients with respect and compassion while providing care above standard level is required for fulfilling program objectives. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a Certificate of Completion and are then eligible to take the National Registry EMT exam and fulfill requirements for State licensing.
EMTs primarily work for local EMS providers caring for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. Their work can be physically strenuous and stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics. (https://www.bls.gov)
Average EMT starting wage in Northern Michigan is $13-$14/hr.
Upon successful completion of the EMT program, the student may apply to take the National Registry exam. Students will be provided the National Registry application, exam reservation forms, license application, and further instructions for application completion.As of Jan 2018 the NREMT exam is $80/attempt and consists of 70-120 adaptive questions with a 2 hour time limit.
After successful completion the student may then apply to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for licensure. The student will be asked for criminal history other than traffic violations on this application. Information on the nature of conviction will be needed. The National Registry and Michigan Dept of Community Services will investigate the incident and determine if the candidate should be licensed to practice EMS. Each application will require an investigation regardless of prior investigations. The National Registry upon written request may do a request for an investigation prior to class.
– $49 Application
– $1,500 Tuition
– Supplies Included
– $49 Application
– $200 Down Payment
– $120/month for 1 year
MI Works Funding Option
For tuition funding eligibility screening or questions, please contact a Career Facilitator at your nearest Northwest Michigan Works Center. Visit their website for contact details at www.nwmichworks.org and select the “Contact Us” tab to find a MI Works Center near you! Feel free to contact Agape’s office for assistance if needed.
Supplies provided during training:
– FISDAP Scheduling program
– Students receive 1 set of uniforms to keep.
All supplies are available for purchase, but are not required to be bought.
Students need to bring:
– Black work boot
– Black belt for pants
– Gloves with leather palms
– Pocket Notebook and Pen
– Small flashlight (pen, light, LED, etc)
– Watch with seconds (phone not acceptable)
– Be able and prepared for physically strenuous activity;
– Submit health records for required immunizations and records;
– Complete all required class, lab, and clinical hours.
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