EMS Education

The Center for EMS Education has been training Michigan’s EMS providers for over 35 years.

Our program is designed to give you hands-on experience in emergency medicine and to prepare you for state and national certification exams.

Get in Touch

Email: emseducation@emergenthealth.org

Phone: 734-477-6331

American Heart Association CPR and first aid classes

EMS Education is proud to offer AHA CPR certification courses and community courses as time allows. Please fill out our interest form below if you have a CPR or First Aid class request. Pricing is outlined but is not due until a class is registered.

  • Hands-Only CPR (Free): A one-hour non-certification course teaching Hands-Only CPR with chest compression practice on manikins. 
  • Community First Aid (Free): A non-certification course teaching basic First Aid. This course can cover specific requested topics or basic curriculum can be provided.
  • Stop the Bleed (Free): A non-certification course teaching how to stop a bleed with opportunities for practice. A certification course may be available upon request. 
  • AHA BLS Provider ($75/person): The BLS provider course is a 4-hour, in-person provider level CPR course for those working in or beginning their career in the healthcare industry.
  • AHA Heartcode BLS and Skills Check ($85/person): The Heartcode BLS is designed for professionals. It is a hybrid course with online modules and testing followed by a 1.5-hour skills check. The online portion of the course must be completed before the skills check.
  • AHA Heartsaver CPR AED ($65): The Heartsaver CPR AED course is a 3+ hour in-person CPR certification course designed for the general public.
  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid ($65): The Heartsaver First Aid course is a 3 Hour in-person firstaid certification course for the general public.
  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED ($95): The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course is a 6-hour in-person first aid and CPR certification course designed for the general public.
  • AHA Heartsaver for K-12 Schools (Inquire for pricing): The Heartsaver for K-12 Schools is an in-person certification course for students and teachers of K-12 schools. Participants must have the physical ability to perform CPR and complete the requirements of the course. Middle schoolers are typically the youngest participants that are successful. Younger students may benefit from the Hands-Only course.

program success

As the Education Center for Michigan’s largest EMS provider, we are driven to see our students succeed and develop into strong medical professionals. We employ over 70% of our program graduates, the quality of our EMS force is dependent on the quality of training they receive as students.

It is the goal of our program to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Hands-On Teaching Practices

We strive to stay up-to-date in our teaching practices and meet student needs in a variety of ways. We accomplish this through:

  • Modern teaching tools, including an EMS driving simulator, interactive simulated scene response training, and a SimMan patient simulator. 
  • Varied class options, including fully online lectures with in-person labs, satellite learning lab sessions, traditional classroom learning, and daytime/evening class and lab options.

what sets us apart

We are Michigan’s leader in EMS Education. We hold our students to high standards that prepare them for academic success and allow 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


train with the best

Our students are well-prepared to be successful on state and national EMS registry exams. Our graduates have a 95% pass rate on their first attempt on the National Registry exam – far exceeding the state and national average first attempt pass rates (64% and 73% respectively). See our National Registry Pass Rates >>


Spring 2023

Registration for Spring 2023 is currently closed. Fall 2023 registration will begin in late July for classes that start in September. 

Scroll down to view our monthly schedule of continuing education courses in the course schedule calendar.

May 1, 2023 – August 21, 2023

Blended course | Online instruction, in-person labs

This is a traditional in-person EMT program. Coursework is online with in-person labs.

Lab sessions will either meet once a week on Thursdays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm or twice a week on either M/W or T/Th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Students choose to attend labs at the Ann Arbor or Jackson campus. All lab sessions are mandatory. 

Tuition is $1,700 + the cost of books and uniforms. Tuition is due in full at registration.

Learn more about our EMT program here. 

May 15, 2023 – August 3, 2023

Blended course | Online instruction, in-person labs | Apply here.

This is a 12-week paid EMT Academy with a two-year full-time work commitment after course completion. 

Coursework is a mixure of online and in-person. Labs are in-person. The class meets four days a weeks, six hours a day.

The cost of tuition, books, uniforms, supplies, and testing are all included in this course.

Learn more about EMT Academy here. 

May 8, 2023 – August 14, 2023

Fully online course

This course is a prerequisite for the paramedic program and it is strongly encouraged as a co-requisite for EMT students.

Tuition is $900 + the cost of the book and lab manual. Tuition is due in full at registration.

Learn more about our A&P course here. 

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