Develop lifesaving skills.

Prepare to make a difference every day.

The work of emergency medical technicians offers challenges and rewards that few careers provide. With quick reaction and skilled care, they respond to emergencies, assess injuries, provide medical care, and transport injured and sick people to medical facilities. It’s demanding work, both physically and emotionally, but there’s also deep satisfaction in knowing that what they do saves lives.

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  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: $16,000
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 89% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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Many of the courses and programs at Baker College are offered in an online delivery format. See Online Programs. Contact your campus Academic / Administrative Office for details about online courses.

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Emergency Medical Technician - Specialist Certificate from Baker College

Emergency Medical Technician - AdvancedCertificate

Develop lifesaving skills.

Prepare to make a difference every day.

The work of emergency medical technicians offers challenges and rewards that few careers provide. With quick reaction and skilled care, they respond to emergencies, assess injuries, provide medical care, and transport injured and sick people to medical facilities. It’s demanding work, both physically and emotionally, but there’s also deep satisfaction in knowing that what they do saves lives.

Discover Your Future Medical Technician - Specialist Career

Career Facts

31,020

Median salary for EMTs and Paramedics

23%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$90,930

Median salary for Physician Assistants

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Overview

Baker’s Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program—taught by highly experienced EMT professionals—gives you thorough training at the Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Support levels.

Through classroom study, hands-on lab experience, and clinical work, you learn how to analyze and recognize diagnostic signs and abnormal conditions, how to care for ill and injured people at the scene and during transport to a medical facility, and how to respond to other emergencies.

When you complete our program, you’ll be 100% employable, and fully prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exams required for licensing in the state of Michigan.

Course Information
Requirements36 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EMS 101
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12 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of the components of the Emergency Medical Services system including roles and responsibilities of the Basic EMT, an overview of basic human anatomy, airway management patient assessment and documentation, and will address basic medical emergencies. The student will receive training to be eligible for an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card that will be current for two years, as a part of this course. 100 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Student background check.
Basic EMT I12
EMS 102
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12 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of the Basic EMT program in preparation for Basic EMT licensure. Topics include additional medical and behavioral assessment, trauma management, patient stabilization, and transportation. This course will also focus on special populations and cultural considerations. 70 hours of lecture, 60 hours of lab, and 60 hours of clinicals are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 101, Student background check.
Basic EMT II12
EMS 201D
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12 Quarter Hours

Includes specialized topics such as emergency vehicle operations and hazardous materials response. Introduces training in shock management, intravenous therapy, and advanced airway control techniques. Introduces medication administration, including a variety of administration routes and dosage calculations as well as drugs specific to the Advanced EMT role. This course reviews the Advanced EMTs role and responsibilities, addresses the field's medical and legal aspects, and instructs in EMS system operation at the Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Support levels. Includes hands-on laboratory experiences and clinical work.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in EMS 102 or basic EMT license, Student background check.
Emergency Medical Technician - Specialist (Advanced EMT)12

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 36

Program Description

This program provides a thorough understanding of the role of the emergency medical technician specialist - Advanced EMT, and 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 acquire knowledge of specialized topics such as emergency vehicle operations and hazardous materials response. Introduces training in shock management, intravenous therapy, and advanced airway control techniques. Introduces medication administration, including a variety of administration routes and dosage calculations. This course reviews the Advanced EMTs role and responsibilities, addresses the field's medical and legal aspects, and instructs in EMS system operation at the Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Support levels. Includes hands-on laboratory experiences and clinical work. Successful completion of the program will make the candidates eligible to apply for the National Registry for Advanced EMTs written and practical exams which are necessary for licensure in the state of Michigan.

Program Status: Open Enrollment

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval, or certification.

The Emergency Medical Technician–Specialist Program is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health, PO Box 30670, 611 West Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48906; (517) 335-0918. (Approved at levels: EMT Basic, EMT Specialist, and Paramedic.)

Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois  60602-2504; (800) 621-7440; Web address: www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    • Federal loans: $16,000
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 89% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

Mary Clark, Baker College Graduate
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I walked away with knowing I was well prepared to hit the workforce running.

Mary Clark