Emergency Medical Technician training

Turn your passion for helping others into a fulfilling career as an emergency medical technician. At Dorsey College, our Emergency Medical Technician training is designed to help prepare you to pursue an entry-level EMT role in Michigan.  Training to become an Emergency Medical Technician is often referred to as EMT-Basic training.  The Emergency Medical Technician program at Dorsey College can prepare individuals to pursue a career as an EMT-Basic.


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EMT Basic training in Michigan

For those looking for EMT Basic training in Michigan, Dorsey College can help you get on your way. Our Emergency Medical Technician program has been designed to fulfill the educational requirements for those who wish to pursue a career as an EMT-Basic. In your EMT training at Dorsey College, you could learn essential skills such as how to provide basic life support (BLS) to sick and injured patients. The Emergency Medical Technician program at Dorsey College is available at the following locations:
Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Woodhaven
Dorsey College - Woodhaven, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

EMT Basic training certification

For Michigan residents, EMT-Basic certification is the minimum level of licensure needed to work on an ambulance. The Dorsey College Emergency Medical Technician training exceeds the US-DOT’s EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the MDHHS.

Students will also want to ensure their EMT Basic program prepares them for the National Registry exam.  The Emergency Medical Technician program offered at Dorsey College can fulfill the initial training for the EMT-Basic following the NHTSA National Education Standards and instructor guidelines. You will be able to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam for EMT-B after successfully completing our program.

Dorsey College has determined that its Emergency Medical Technician training curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.

If you are looking to begin EMT-Basic training, Dorsey College can help you get on your way.

EMT Basic training courses

As you are evaluating EMT program options, you will want to evaluate the topics and skills covered in EMT Basic training courses.  The Emergency Medical Technician program at Dorsey College is designed to prepare students to learn the skills and knowledge that could be required to successfully complete challenges in their EMT career. You could learn the following from taking this program:

  • Patient assessment
  • Basic airway procedures (including Combitube and King Airway)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Treatment of patients in shock
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Patient privacy (HIPPA)
  • And more!

To prepare for the EMT-Basic certification, students in this program are required to complete 32 hours of clinical experience, with 24 ambulance-hours and 8 emergency room-hours through training at Dorsey College.

These unpaid clinical hours are scheduled and coordinated by Dorsey College staff, who will provide availability, locations, and hours. As a prerequisite for EMT Basic courses, you are required to obtain immunizations to be in accordance with OSHA regulations, or proof of their prior administration.

A Career you Can Look Forward to After EMT Basic training

Throughout your Emergency Medical Technician training, you will see that there is gratification in knowing that you could have the chance to save someone’s life. EMTs are needed in medical emergencies such as car accidents, acts of violence, and natural disasters. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are healthcare professionals who are trained to provide basic medical care with minimal equipment. It is critical that EMTs are able to quickly respond and provide medical care to patients on the scene of an emergency and while transporting patients to healthcare facilities.

These workers may provide immediate lifesaving interventions while waiting for other emergency medical services (EMS) to arrive¹. Specific job duties of an EMT may vary based on the state they are licensed in. Here are some duties that could be associated with the job description of an EMT:

  • Respond to calls for emergency medical assistance.
  • Perform emergency medical care such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound.
  • Assess the condition of a patient at the scene and determine a course of treatment.
  • Provide treatment or life support care to patients at the scene of an emergency.
  • Transport patients safely in an ambulance to medical facilities.
  • Report their observations and treatment to healthcare professionals (such as doctors and nurses).
  • Document medical care that is provided to patients.
  • Inventory, replace, and clean supplies and equipment after use².

By completing your Emergency Medical Technician training at Dorsey College, you could have the opportunity to exercise your passion for helping others as an Emergency Medical Technician!  Don’t delay, learn more about our Emergency Medical Technician training today!

The Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) and Paramedic programs previously offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy are now offered through Dorsey College.

 

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbooks, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-2 (visited April 01, 2020).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbooks, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-2 (visited April 01, 2020)