EMT studentsTrain for a career as an emergency medical technician. You get a first-hand look at how to use your new knowledge and skill in the field with clinical time both in an ambulance and in the emergency room. This Michigan Certified Basic Emergency Medical Technician class is 274 hours (a minimum of 50 required clinical hours, ride time and in-hospital instruction).

Students are responsible for an EMT polo, navy EMT pants, black shoes and a Garrison belt. Uniform requirements available at orientation.

Prerequisites: Must be age 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED, or have a waiver from the Program Director. Students also must have a physical, the Hepatitis B vaccination series started, the MMR and Varicella Zoster vaccinations, a flu shot, a negative ten-panel drug screening, a negative TB test and a current tetanus shot. These requirements are at the student’s expense and must be completed by the second week of class. A background check (no felony convictions) done by our Human Resources office is included in the class cost.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the free Accuplacer tests, available through the college's Testing Center, in order to prepare for further studies in healthcare, including the college's Paramedic degree program, or other subjects in the future. To make an appointment to take the Accuplacer tests, which include Reading, Writing, and Math assessments, call (810) 989-5555.

Preparation assistance for the Accuplacer tests is available at the college's Achievement Center. More information is available by calling (810) 989-5759.

Summer 2018 program

May 7 to August 15
Course number: ZPFT 850-01 (1338)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Applied Technology Center, Room 134 (ATC 134)
274 contact hours / 27.0 CEUs
Cost: $950

Program schedule

Admission to this training program is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (810) 989-5666.

Register early, as classes with a low enrollment will be canceled four business days prior to the scheduled start date. A limited number of non-credit SC4 Foundation scholarships are available for Workforce Development entry-level job training programs. For more information, download the form, or call (810) 989-5666.

Register here (search for "EMT")

Job outlook for emergency medical technicians and paramedics 

Average salary: $14.54 per hour in Michigan

Job outlook: 12% increase in Michigan through 2022

Types of jobs available: Emergency medical technician, EMT/dispatcher, first responder

Prepare for a job saving lives on ambulances, fire department Advanced Life Support (ALS) units, or in hospital emergency rooms. Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enter the Paramedic certificate program to make a greater impact on the health of people in our community. Students learn with hands-on experiences in our simulation lab which features an ambulance, medical-surgical simulator and newborn birth simulator.

Paramedic student

Accredited Program

The SC4 Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Services Professions (CoA EMSP). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

Information sessions

  • To be announced


Suggested course sequence for this degree from the SC4 catalog.

This link will take you to the current working catalog. On that page, you may also select other available catalog years from the drop-down menu located in the upper right.


Gainful Employment information for this certificate.

The Program cost

"SC4 allowed me to get my hands on the equipment necessary for my job. The schooling gave me a base knowledge and confidence to know what I'm doing."

Julianna Dobney, Paramedic at Tri-Hospital EMS and Marysville Fire Dept.

Julianna Dobney, Paramedic at Tri-Hospital EMS and Marysville Fire Dept.