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EMT Academy

Paid EMT Training in Ann Arbor!

Become an EMT in just 12 weeks.

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HVA Paid EMT training Program

Earn a paycheck while training to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 12 weeks!

  • 12-week course
  • May 13th – August 2nd
  • Courses are held in-person M, T, Th, F 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • The program includes online work to be completed at home
  • Huron Valley Ambulance’s Center for EMS Education is located at 1200 State Cir. Ann Arbor, MI
  • Applications are due by March 15th.

Program Details:

  • Students are paid a weekly stipend. $13/hour, full-time schedule.
  • The cost of course, books, uniforms, and required accounts are covered.
  • Students onboard as employees 6 weeks into the program and are promoted to EMT once they are licensed.
  • Students must commit to working two years full-time with our ambulance services after course completion.
  • Advancement opportunities and paid paramedic training are available.

program requirements

  • No experience required
  • Committed to working full-time for your EMT licensure
  • 18 years or older by the start of class
  • High school  diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license along with an acceptable driving record
  • Proof of required immunizations
  • Ability to pass a drug screen and background check
  • Students must commit to working with HVA for two years full-time after course completion.

Course Components

During this 12-week course, students will learn the required skills to successfully obtain an EMT license and serve as an EMT. The curriculum covers:

  • Patient assessment
  • Pediatric assessment and field treatment
  • Understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • Patient extrication, immobilization, and transport
  • Basic airway management and oxygen delivery
  • AHA BLS Healthcare provider CPR
  • Triaging and handling multiple trauma patients
  • Dealing with complex medical illnesses and life-threatening traumatic injuries
  • Emergency field childbirth
  • Assisting paramedics with medications such as epinephrine auto-injectors, nitroglycerine, and emergency breathing treatments
  • Assisting paramedics with more advanced care
  • This 12-week EMT course has four in-person days and one out-of-class day per week.
  • The out-of-class day  allows students to focus on the online portion of the curriculum.
  • Additionally, students will have lab instruction and hands-on training through clinical hours.

Our team uses modern teaching tools, including an EMS driving simulator, interactive simulated scene response training, and a SimMan patient simulator. 

Clinical hours are in addition to time spent in the classroom.

  • 1 Emergency Department clinical (12 hours)
  • 3 ambulance ride-alongs (12 hours each)

After successful completion of the course, students are eliglbe to take the National Registry Certification exam. Upon passing the exam, students can apply for State of Michigan licensure.

Learn more about Michigan’s EMT licensure requirements here.

What does an EMT do?

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide emergency care to sick and hurt individuals and provide transportation from the scene of an emergency to a healthcare facility. 

Some examples of skills EMTs perform are:

  • Take vital signs
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Airway management
  • Stabilize the spine and extremity injuries
  • Eye irrigation
  • Bleeding control
  • CPR
  • Use of an AED
  • Limited medication administration
  • Assist patients who have fallen or have limited mobility
  • Transport patients from their home to a healthcare facility via ambulance
  • Transport patients from one healthcare facility to another via ambulance

If you answer yes to most of these questions, a career as an EMT could be a perfect fit.

  • Do you want to help people?
  • Are you cool and calm under stress?
  • Can you think fast on your feet?
  • Do you like excitement and adventure?
  • Are you good at working with people?
  • Are you interested in a career in healthcare?

Once trained as an EMT, you have the option to continue training to become a Paramedic. Paramedics are trained to perform more advanced emergency care and are trained to use more specialized equipment than EMTs.

what sets us apart

We are Michigan’s leader in EMS Education, we have been educating future EMS providers for over 30 years. We hold our students to high standards that prepare them for academic success, allowing them to serve as skilled and competent medical providers in the field. Our program offers:

  • Instructors with years of experience working as EMS providers
  • Curriculum based on state and national standards and industry best practices
  • Hands-on guidance for clinical skills, including in-depth lab sessions and support from licensed lab assistants 
  • Field clinicals in healthcare settings and an ambulance with experienced EMS providers
  • One-on-one tutoring and support when needed 
  • Education Coordinators and Lab Assistants split their time between the classroom and working in the ambulance, keeping them up-to-date on real-world practices.

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Phone: 734-477-6331

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