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Basic Emergency Medical Technician Program

The Emergency Medical Services Program at Lansing Community College offers a Basic Emergency Medical Technician Program. LCC's program results in a well-educated Basic EMT, providing education beyond the Basic EMT minimum requirements. The program can be taken in two different configurations.

 

OPTION I - Night Classes - General Program Information

Basic Course: 14 credit hours taken over two semesters.

*PLEASE NOTE* The night EMT Program begins in the Fall Semester only. You must have been enrolled in Fall semester to enroll in the Spring Semester.

This evening program option spreads five courses over two semesters beginning each fall semester. Students enroll in EMTA 101 and EMTA 102 concurrently during fall semester and EMTA 103, EMTA 104 and EMTA 112 concurrently during spring semester. These sections are generally offered in the evening and best fit those individuals working full time. EMTA 101 and EMTA 102 must be successfully completed with a 2.5 or better for the student to be eligible for enrollment in the second semester of courses.

The EMT student must have a Reading Level 5 and a Writing Level 6. They must be 18 years old to take the National Registry Exam and to receive the EMT license. A signed Student Background Check Disclaimer must be signed before receiving department approval to register for the courses.

The student must have completed an ICHAT Criminal Background Investigation through www.michigan.gov/ichat and must submit documentation from ICHAT to the EMS office before beginning the clinical course, EMTA 112. The EMS office is located in the Health and Human Services Building, Room 108. All records showing on a background check will be sent to the LCC Risk Management Office for acceptance into the program. Meeting the deadline for a refund is the student's responsibility.

 

OPTION II - Day Academy - General Program Information

EMT Academy: 14 credit hours taken in one semester (8-weeks in Summer or 16 weeks in Fall or Spring).

This option allows completion of the full EMT program within one semester. Students may choose either fall or spring semester with courses running 16 weeks, or a fast paced 8-week semester during the summer semester. In this format, the student must enroll in EMTA 101, EMTA 102, EMTA 103, EMTA 104 and EMTA 112 concurrently.  EMTA 101 and EMTA 102 must be successfully completed with a 2.5 or better before the student can continue into EMTA 103, EMTA 104 and EMTA 112 during the second half of the semester.

The EMT student must have a Reading Level 5 and a Writing Level 6. They must be 18 years old to take the National Registry Exam and to receive the EMT license. A signed Student Background Check Disclaimer must be signed before receiving department approval to register for the courses.

The student must have completed an ICHAT Criminal Background Investigation through www.michigan.gov/ichat and must submit documentation from ICHAT to the EMS office before beginning the clinical course, EMTA 112. The EMS office is located in the Health and Human Services Building, Room 108. All records showing on a background check will be sent to the LCC Risk Management Office for acceptance into the program. Meeting the deadline for a refund is the student's responsibility.

Other Related Courses

For those students interested in obtaining an Associate Degree in EMS or for those that have special interest in specific components of EMS, the following courses are available.

  • EMTA 105 - Ambulance Driving
  • EMTA 114 - Rescue/Extrication/Dangerous Situations
  • SPCH 110 - Oral Communication in the Workplace
  • WRIT 124 - Technical Writing or WRIT 127 - Business Writing
  • *BIOL 145 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology - OR -
  • *BIOL 201- Human Anatomy and BIOL 202 - Human Physiology

*BIOL 145 or BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 are required as a prerequisite for admission to the Paramedic Program.  BIOL 201 and BIOL 202 can be taken concurrently.


These courses may be taken concurrently with the Basic EMT Program courses (EMTA 101,102,103,104 and 112).  Students interested in obtaining an associate degree must complete CORE curriculum requirements in addition to the above courses and the Paramedic Program.

Students are required to purchase some medical supplies, appropriate clinical attire and update their immunizations, including the Hepatitis B series. These costs are in addition to regular course fees.

State licensing is performed through the Division of Emergency Medical Services of the State of Michigan Department of Community Health, EMS Division. A written and practical examination offered by the National Registry of EMT's must be taken for licensure.

Fall 2014 - Fall 2015 EMT Advising Guide

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Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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