KCC offering free Basic EMT training for eligible residents of Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater and Marshall areas

EMS students load a manikin patient into an ambulance simulator in the EMS Lab.

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program starting in January, offered at no cost for Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater and Marshall area residents who meet income guidelines.

Individuals interested in applying for the program or checking eligibility should contact Workforce Solutions Career Coach Niaomi Curtis at 517-629-7531 ext. 4472 or curtisn@kellogg.edu.

Interested applicants must contact KCC no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

The approximately 15-week EMT training program will begin Jan. 17 and be held onsite at KCC’s Eastern Academic Center campus in Albion, North Avenue campus in Battle Creek and Grahl Center campus in Coldwater to make it convenient for participants in those respective locations to attend close to home.

The training program, which is funded through the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP), is a blended learning course with online, in-person and clinical components. Participants will receive a free laptop and additional support services, including job placement assistance, as part of their training.

KCC’s Basic EMT Certificate is one of several Emergency Medical Services credentials offered at the College and provides a foundational group of courses in EMS education leading toward licensure with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The program includes training in CPR; bleeding control; airway management; splinting; extrication; oxygen therapy; and medical, environmental and other emergencies. Basic EMTs can work on an ambulance and are well positioned to continue their training toward licensure as a paramedic.

This training is open at no cost to eligible residents of the Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater and Marshall areas who meet income guidelines. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, provide a high school transcript or GED and have the ability to attend the training for extended hours daily for the duration of the program. A criminal history background check will be run prior to the start date.

The Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) is a workforce training program made possible by a $17,827,178.11 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund – Reimagine Workforce Preparation Program (ESF-RWP) provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act of 2020.

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