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.

For Michigan residents, EMT-Basic certification is the minimum level of licensure needed to work on an ambulance. As part of your EMT training at Dorsey College, you could learn essential skills such as the fundamentals of providing basic life support (BLS) to sick and injured patients. The Dorsey College Emergency Medical Technician program exceeds the US-DOT’s EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the MDHHS.

Dorsey College has determined that its Emergency Medical Technician program 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.


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EMT – Basic Training in Michigan

Dorsey College offers the Emergency Medical Technician training program in Michigan 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)

Prepare for your EMT-Basic Certification at Dorsey College

To prepare for 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 school, you are required to obtain immunizations to be in accordance with OSHA regulations, or proof of their prior administration.

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Courses in this program cover topics such as:

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

The EMT courses offered at Dorsey College fulfill the initial training for the EMT-Basic following the NHTSA National Education Standards and instructor guidelines. Upon successful completion of our Emergency Medical Technician program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam for EMT-B.

A Career you Can Look Forward to After EMT School

Throughout your Emergency Medical Technician program, 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, but 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 program 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)