KCC offering EMT Basic training in Coldwater starting May 17

The KCC EMS Program ambulance, parked outside the Lane-Thomas Building.

Kellogg Community College this summer is offering all the training required to pursue a Basic Emergency Medical Technician license at the College’s Grahl Center campus in Coldwater.

KCC’s Basic EMT Certificate Program is a 12.5-credit training program that this summer will run from May 17 through Aug. 5 at the center, located at 125 Seeley St. The program prepares graduates for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Certification Exam so they can apply for licensure, and interested students must be a currently licensed Medical First Responder to enroll.

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 seven-credit course EMT 141: EMT Basic II, running from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The training program will also include select simulation- and scenario-based course dates in June, July and August as part of the courses EMT 142: EMT Simulation and EMT 143: EMT Clinical.

Individuals interested in the program need only to sign up for EMT 141 now; a program orientation will be held the first night of class providing more information.

To sign up, follow the instructions at www.kellogg.edu/ems, call 269-660-2650 or email ems@kellogg.edu.

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.

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