Registration for the Fall 2024 course opens on July 15!

EMT Course

16-week, tuition-based program

280 coursework, lab, and field hours

Asynchronous program: independent online coursework with in-person labs

The HVA Center for EMS Education EMT course is a 16-week traditional EMT training program that provides students with high-quality training to serve as an Emergency Medical Technician. Students who complete this course are prepared to take the National Registry licensure exam, obtain an EMT license, and serve as competent EMTs in the field.

Our EMT course is approved by the MDHHS Division of EMS and Trauma.

Upcoming EMT Classes

Course Dates

  • EMT classes are held each January, May and September
  • Registration typically opens six weeks before the start of class.

Course model: This asynchronous program has virtual lecture options, independent online coursework, and in-person labs.

The first day of class is a mandatory in-person day. All students must report to Ann Arbor for the first day of class.

Fall 2024 EMT Class

September 3, 2024 – December 22, 2024

Virtual lectures, independent online coursework, and in-person labs.

Registration:  July 15 – August 20, or until the course reaches capacity.

Lab Information

All lab sessions are mandatory and in-person.

Students can choose from two lab options:

  • Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or
  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


Occasionally, Saturday lab dates may be required and will be announced after the start of class.

Lab Location

Huron Valley Ambulance Center for EMS Education

1200 State Cir. Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $1,700

+ an additional cost for uniforms, textbooks, supplies, drug screen, and background check. (around $800)


  • Tuition is due in full at registration
  • Please review our Tuition Refund Policy before registering.
  • A 10% tuition discount is available for first responders (police/fire/EMS). 
  • Emergent Health Partners employees take the EMT training program at no charge. 
  • Please get in touch with us for information on the first responder or employee discount: emseducation@emergenthealth.org

Work-Study Option

Interested in a tuition-free, in-person EMT training? Learn about our EMT Work-Training Program.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the HVA EMS Education EMT program, prospective students must:

Course Information

Course Curriculum

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, nitroglycerin, and emergency breathing treatments
  • Assisting paramedics with more advanced care
Coursework, Labs, and Clinicals

Our EMT program is a 16-week course totaling 280 classwork, lab, and clinical hours.

+ Coursework: Students will complete weekly online coursework. Students are required to stay up-to-date on assigned work and the course schedule.

+ Labs: The labs are hands-on learning experiences completed with modern equipment used on BLS ambulances.

+ Clincials:  Clinicals will be scheduled after the start of class. Students are required to complete:

  • Two 12-hour Emergency Department hospital clinicals
  • Two 12-hour advanced life support (ALS) ambulance third rides
  • Two 12-hour basic life support (BLS) ambulance third rides
Teaching Tools
  • Classwork is completed online, and class and labwork are documented on online learning platforms.
  • Testing and exams are computer-based and completed during in-person lab sessions.
  • Students are trained on modern EMS equipment, including ALS and BLS jump kits and fully functioning patient care manikins.
Passing the Course
  • To pass the course, students must achieve a passing grade in the class and on the final exam. 
  • Course grades are based on classwork, assessments, labs, and performance in clinicals
  • Students who pass the course and final exam receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Registry exam for state licensure.

What does an EMT do?

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a first responder and medical provider.

EMTs respond to 911 calls and provide out-of-hospital emergency care and life-saving interventions to sick and hurt individuals. EMTs also transport patients by ambulance from the scene of an emergency to a healthcare facility.

EMTs are licensed to provide basic medical care and transportation by ambulance. EMT is the level of licensure required to begin a career in EMS.

EMT Skills and Job Duties

Some skills EMTs perform are:

  • Take vital signs
  • Monitor blood pressure
  • 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
  • Drive an ambulance to and from healthcare facilities and emergencies
  • Transport patients from their homes to healthcare facilities via ambulance
  • Transport patients from one healthcare facility to another via ambulance
Traits of an EMT

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

EMTs can work for private or government ambulance services, fire departments, or as techs in Emergency Departments.

How do I Become an EMT?
  • After turning 18 and graduating high school, apply for an EMT program approved by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).
  • After successfully completing an EMT program, register with the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) and schedule your NREMT exam.
  • Upon passing the NREMT exam, apply for an EMT license with the State of Michigan.
  • Upon completing these steps, you can now apply for a position as an EMT with a Michigan EMS agency.
  • More detailed information about the process of becoming an EMT can be found on the MDHHS website.

Program Registration

Registration for the Fall 2024 course opens on July 15!


Phone: 734-477-6331

Administrative office hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

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