Emergency Medical Technician
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Spring Course Start Date: March 16, 2019
Early Bird Discount for $200 off your tuition: February 15, 2019
Enrollment Deadline: March 4, 2019 (15 seat max for class)
Location: Agape Traverse City Campus
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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.
Provided for students:
– Textbook (includes online resources, assignments for class, and more)
– Online clinical 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 have:
– 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 (e.g. Lifting injured persons);
– Submit health records for required immunizations and records. See student handbook or contact the Admissions Coordinator for details ;
– Complete all required class, lab, and clinical hours.
– $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, 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 Admission Coordinator for info.
Process for becoming a certified/licensed EMT is as follows:
- Successfully complete a licensed EMT program in Michigan.
- Approx. six weeks prior to course completion students are instructed to set up account on NREMT.org and State of Michigan eLicensing portal.
- Final week of course students are instructed to log in to NREMT and apply to test.
- Course Coordinator emails a complete and correct course completion roster to MDHHSCourseCompletion@michigan.gov
- After authorization email from EMS Education Coordinator, Course Coordinator logs into NREMT to
a) Student log in to NREMT to obtain Authorization to Test and register to take cognitive exam through Pearson VUE
b) If student passes NREMT exam: EMT student now eligible to apply for MI licensure through eLicensing Portal.
c) If student does not pass NREMT exam: EMT student schedules retest with NREMT.
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EMT Programs offered by Agape Health Care Schools are approved under MDHHS licensing regulation. Michigan EMS program requirements may be found at