Emergency Medical Technician/Basic (EMT)

CPC EMS Students will recieve exposure to a variety of careers including Paramedic, Firefighting, Law enforcement, Nursing, Emeregencey medical dispatching and many other levels of specialty healthcare providers. Our course includes hands on field training the emergency room at St. John Macomb Hos[ital and also ambulance road experience with an EMS crew at Universal Ambulance in Sterling Heights. Other special events scheduled for this year include touring the CREST Center at Oakland Community College which features a state of the art burn tower as well as police and emergency rescue drill sites, a visit from an air rescue service that will land a helicopter and crew utilizing our training to set us landing zones and a demonstration on how to use the jaws of life to extricate trapped patients from damaged vehicles.

There is no greater honor in life than to have the opportunity to help another human being. CPC EMS students not only gain career opportunity and valuable job skills, they will also gain confidence, compassion, humility and pride in knowing they have the ability to save a life and make a difference in the world.

This senior-only class will cover the care and treatment of critically ill and injured patients in an emergency setting. Students will acquire a working knowledge of practices and procedures in the field of emergency care, such as patient assessment, vital signs, splinting, bandaging, and treatment of burns and shock. Students with a "B" average in class will be eligible to participate in unpaid clinical hours at designated sites after school. Students who successfully complete the written and practical portions of the course will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination and apply for State of Michigan Licensure as a Basic EMT when they are 18 years old.

Academic Credits (earned upon successful completion):

  • 2 Elective credits
  • Medical Math - 1 credit

Articulations:

  • Ferris State University - 1 credit
  • Students will not have to repeat Basic EMT course to go on to Specialist or paramedic course at various colleges.

Certifications:

  • National Registry Examination, National Health Certification