KCC to offer Basic EMT training in Coldwater

Pictured, from left to right, are KCC Basic EMT Program alumni and current Paramedic Program students Kristen Jaskiw, Abigail Sanger and Josh Turner.

Beginning next semester, Branch County residents can complete all the training needed to earn a Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate at Kellogg Community College’s Grahl Center campus in Coldwater.

The Grahl Center campus is located at 125 Seeley St., and can be contacted at 517-278-3300.

KCC’s Basic EMT Certificate Program is a one-semester, 12-credit training program that prepares graduates to apply for basic emergency medical technician licensure with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Basic EMTs are professionally licensed to provide care to sick or injured people, including in an ambulance. Skills covered in Basic EMT training include CPR, patient assessment, splinting, airway management, automatic defibrillation, bleeding and shock management, IV maintenance and defensive driving, among others.

Emergency Medical Technician courses required for the KCC certificate and offered at the Grahl Center this winter/spring semester include:

  • EMT 120: Basic EMT Didactic (8 credits)
    5:45 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14, through April 30
  • EMT 121: Basic EMT Skills Lab (2.25 credits)
    5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, through April 29
  • EMT 122: Defensive Emergency Driving/AllSafe (1 credit)
    Times to be determined, Mondays, Jan. 13, through May 4
  • EMT 123: Basic EMT Clinical Internship (0.75 credits)
    Times depend on internship, March 9 through May 4

Twelve spots are available in the Coldwater training next semester, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Information about signing up for classes can be found on the KCC website at www.kellogg.edu/registration. Students new to KCC must fill out an application, verify residency and complete placement testing before signing up for classes. Admissions applications can be completed online at www.kellogg.edu/step1.

The Basic EMT Certificate is one of several credential options offered through KCC’s Emergency Medical Services Program. The College also offers a Medical First Responder Certificate, Paramedic Certificate, EMS Instructor/Coordinator Certificate and Adult and Pediatric UMBC Critical Care certificates, as well as an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services degree.

For more information about Emergency Medical Services opportunities at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/ems or contact EMS Education Coordinator Clark Imus at 269-565-2652 or imusc@kellogg.edu.

Pictured above, from left to right, are KCC Basic EMT Program alumni and current Paramedic Program students Kristen Jaskiw, Abigail Sanger and Josh Turner.

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