Baker College of Muskegon Fremont Extension Site Offers EMT Certification Program

December 08, 2009

The Baker College of Muskegon Fremont extension site will offer an emergency medical technician (EMT) certificate program beginning winter quarter 2010. Enrollment for the EMT (basic) program is now underway, with classes beginning Monday, January 11.

According to Richard L. Duell, program director for the EMT programs at Baker’s Muskegon and Fremont campuses, the job market forecast for EMTs is “better than average.”

“If you are licensed you can typically find a position within a short period of time,” said Duell. “Most EMS agencies hire continually. There are also opportunities in areas beyond traditional ambulance service companies such as security, police, fire, industrial, hospitals and clinics. All have been known to hire EMS personnel to expand their workforce and the services they offer.”

After successfully completing the EMT basic program, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written exam, which is necessary for licensure in Michigan. Graduates also have the opportunity to continue the EMT program at Baker College of Muskegon to earn a paramedic or specialist certificate.

“We are pleased to offer the basic EMT program as we continue to seek ways to provide the skills and training necessary to help individuals succeed in today’s job market,” said James Kelly, Baker College of Fremont director.

Students enrolled in Baker’s EMT basic program will gain an understanding of the role of the emergency medical technician. The program stresses recognition of abnormal conditions through analysis of diagnostic signs and care for persons with specific illnesses or injury, at the scene and during transport to a medical facility. Students will also explore special circumstances, including responses to incidents involving hazardous materials, terrorists and the operation of the EMT vehicle.

For more information about the EMT program at the Baker College of Muskegon Fremont extension site, contact James Kelly at 231.924.8850.

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