Become a first responder.

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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FAQ'S

  • What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate from this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 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.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program?

    The program is designed to take 6 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 89% finished in 6 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 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: $4,500
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 72% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

  • How much will the Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $5,400
    Books and supplies: $1,200
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $1,800.

Program Availability

Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

General Requirements

A general education core is required for all Associate and Bachelor degrees. All graduates must meet the general education requirements established by each academic program.

College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

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 - Basic Certificate from Baker College

Emergency Medical Technician - BasicCertificate

Become a first responder.

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 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 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

At Baker, you receive hands-on training and clinical experience as you study to become an emergency medical technician. You learn how to analyze diagnostic signs and abnormal conditions, how to provide medical care both at the scene and during transport to a medical facility, and how to respond to other types of emergencies such as hazardous material spills or terrorist incidents.

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
Requirements24 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

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 24

Program Description

This program provides a thorough understanding of the role of the emergency medical technician 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. Special considerations, such as response to incidents involving hazardous materials, terrorist incidents, and emergency vehicle operations are explored. Successful completion of the program will make candidates eligible to apply for the National Registry of EMTs written exam which is 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–Basic 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.)

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / 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 - Basic 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.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program?

    The program is designed to take 6 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 89% finished in 6 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 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: $4,500
    • Private education loans: $0
    • Institutional financing plan: $0

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 72% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

  • How much will the Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program cost me?

    Tuition and fees: $5,400
    Books and supplies: $1,200
    On-campus room & board: not offered*

    The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

    * Housing is only available at the Flint, Muskegon and Owosso campuses. The estimated housing cost for this program is $1,800.

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