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.
Requirements to obtain Department Approval
- The student must complete an ICHAT Criminal Background Investigation through the State of Michigan's Website and submit documentation from ICHAT to the EMS office before department approval can be given to register for the academy courses. 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.
- A copy of Driver's License or other picture ID with date of birth - (Must be 18 years old to take the National Registry exam and to receive your EMT license.)
- Signed Background Check Waiver
- Signed LCC EMS Student Clinical Advisory
- A reading level assessment of 5 and a writing level assessment of 6 is also required to register for the EMT courses.
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.
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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.
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