Basic-EMT Program Overview
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. Click on the Advising Guide to see the options available for completing the program.
Please call the Health and Human Services office at 517-483-1410 if you have any questions on obtaining department approval.
Students are required to purchase appropriate clinical attire and update their immunizations, including the Hepatitis B series. These costs are in addition to regular course fees. The medical supplies that are needed are included in the regular course fees.
State licensing is performed through the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness. A written and practical examination offered by the National Registry of EMT's must be successfully completed for licensure.
Students must be able to do
- STRENGTH. Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects more than 50 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 100 pounds.
- MANUAL DEXTERITY. Perform motor skills such as standing, walking, writing; manipulative skills requiring eye-hand coordination and arm-hand steadiness, taking blood pressure, and using various types of large and small equipment.
- COORDINATION. Perform body coordination such as walking, running, climbing stairs, retrieving equipment and moving patients from the floor/bed/chair to a cot.
- MOBILITY. Physical abilities to maneuver in small spaces (ambulance) and treatment areas. Ability to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, and to be in prolonged uncomfortable positions.
- VISUAL ABILITY. See objects far away, and see objects close up. Visual ability must be sufficient for assessment necessary in patient care. Students will perform such skills as detecting a patient's skin color, checking pupils, and reading medication labels.
- HEARING. Be able to hear normal sounds with background noise and distinguish sounds sufficient to monitor and assess health needs. Necessary activities include hearing monitor alarms, emergency signals, listening to breath sounds, and hearing radio transmissions.
- CONCENTRATION. Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions.
- ATTENTION SPAN. Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes in length and to attend to task/functions for periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.
- CONCEPTUALIZATION. Understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories generated and simultaneously discussed.
- MEMORY. Remember task/assignments over both short and long periods of time and recall theory and skills information in clinical and simulation situations throughout the program.
- CRITICAL THINKING. Apply the theory taught in lecture courses in simulations and clinicals. Ability must be sufficient for clinical judgment in patient care.
- INTERPERSONAL. Interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Must be able to establish rapport with patients, colleagues, faculty, and professional staff.
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE. No evidence of current alcohol or drug abuse.
As an EMS student you will be exposed to a variety of substances within the work environment, hospital sites, and ambulance agencies. You can expect exposure to weather changes, blood, body tissues, and fluids. There is the potential of exposure to electrical hazards, hazardous waste materials, radiation, poisonous substances, chemicals, and loud or unpleasant noises. Clinical rotations result in frequent exposure to high stress emergency situations.
Students will be required to complete a mandatory on-line OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen and Universal Precautions program.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
United States Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Michigan EMS Practitioners Association (MiEMSPA)
2123 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
408 Monroe St
Clinton MS 39056
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
PO Box 29233
Columbus OH 43229
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
400 7th St SW NTS-14
Steps to Apply & Register for the EMT Program
Apply to LCC
Complete the admissions application to become an official LCC student. Once you click "apply" on any LCC webpage, you will be asked to create an admissions login and to select an admission type. To complete the application, you will need to know you SSN, email address and address of residence.
How to Apply to LCC
Now that you're in, activate your LCC account to get access to your email and important information from the College.
To activate your account, you will need the LCC Student ID number you received after you applied.
If you haven't already, it's time to upload your high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, or AP Test scores so that we can help determine your starting place at LCC. If you are not able to get placement levels with these documents, don't worry. You can take our placement tests.
You can check if you currently have levels in reading, writing, and math in the profile tab of your myLCC account.
Upload documents, check testing hours and location, and view sample questions through the testing center website.
Complete the EMT Academy Application
Once you have completed the college's general application, you may apply to the EMT Academy.
To get started with a new application, or to access an existing/saved EMT Academy application, please click the link below.
Upcoming Application Deadlines:
Summer Semester Accelerated cohort - May 20th, 2022EMT ACADEMY APPLICATION
Fall Semester Day & Night cohorts - Aug 8th, 2022
Spring Semester Day cohort - Jan 1st, 2023
Submit your iChat Criminal Background Check to the Program
A completed ICHAT Criminal Background Investigation must be onfile with the EMS Program Office before a department approval can be given to register for the academy courses. All records showing on a background check will be sent to the LCC Risk Management Office for acceptance into the program.
- Navigate to the State of Michigan's Website
- Click on Login located in the upper right hand corner. You can login as a guest if you wish.
- Complete the Background Search
- Reason for search please select Student
- SID can be left blank
- If you have any additional names you must include them in your entry
- Pay $10 fee to view results.
- Save the document that has the state of Michigan Seal in the background as a PDF and submit it via email to Leah Bloomquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend Orientation & Register for Classes
Upon successful completetion of steps 1-5, the EMS Program Office will place a department approval on your account and send you instructions via your LCC student email on how to register for classes.
One or two weeks prior to the first day of class a mandatory orientation session will take place. Your continuation in the program is contigent upon your attendance at the orientation session. If you are unable to attend the orientation session(s) for any reason please reach out to Leah Bloomquist at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Upcoming Orientation Session(s)
The Accelerated Summer Cohort's orientation session will take place Friday, June 3rd from 8-11am. This orientation session will be held in person at LCC's Downtown Health and Human Services Building.