Individuals interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician can now complete all training required to earn their Basic EMT license through KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center campus in Hastings.
KCC’s Basic EMT Certificate Program is a 22-week, 12-credit training program that prepares graduates to apply for basic emergency medical technician licensure with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The next Basic EMT cohort in Hastings will begin training Feb. 18 and finish in July, with all training classes held at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, located at 2950 West M-179 Highway in Hastings.
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.
Training at KCC starts with the 6-credit course EMT 140: EMT Basic 1, which for Spring 2021 students will begin Feb. 18. The course will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 8. The training program will conclude with a series of hands-on simulation- and scenario-based courses running from May through July, including:
- EMT 141: EMT Basic 2
- EMT 142: EMT Basic Simulation
- EMT 143: EMT Basic Clinical
Individuals interested in the program need only to sign up for EMT 140 now; a program orientation will be held the first night of class.
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.
Pictured above, from left to right, are KCC Basic EMT Program alumni Kristen Jaskiw, Abigail Sanger and Josh Turner.
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