2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Program Description

Code 127 - 16-18.50 Credits

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the field as an EMS worker in this high demand industry. Students completing the program work in a variety of fields: industrial, safety, ambulance, fire, and hospital. 

The EMS program includes a rigorous curriculum of the classroom, lab, simulation, and clinical education experiences at ambulance services, hospitals, and other health care facilities to prepare the students for success on the national certification exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) https://www.nremt.org/.

EMS workers respond to patients suddenly sick or injured in a variety of environments. EMS practitioners may be required to work around the clock. Work responsibilities include diagnosing, treating and transporting patients. For more information, consult the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm.

Accreditation and State Board Approved

The Kellogg Community College EMS Program is accredited by The Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs http://www.caahep.org.

The Kellogg Community College EMS Program is approved by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services EMS Section http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/Education_Program_Sponsors_list_for_website_2014_453819_7.pdf.


See the following link for program admissions information: https://kellogg.edu/admissions/

Clinical Education Access Requirements

Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to, and potentially during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or other clinical education providers. The Program’s Director or Coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.

  • Students are required to undergo a physical examination*, immunizations, a drug screen, and criminal background check.**
  • Students are required to secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
  • Students are required to maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.
  • Students are required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.

* No student or patient is discriminated against due to a past or present history of infectious or bloodborne pathogen disease. Training in bloodborne pathogens and infectious diseases will be given at the beginning of the program.

** It should also be noted that the State of Michigan requires a criminal background check prior to obtaining a health professional license (effective October 1, 2008). Students who have been convicted of a crime may have difficulty obtaining state licensure.

Clinical access requirements are determined by the College according to the policies of clinical education providers.

Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and students.

Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.

Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Latex Environment Statement

Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials, and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.

Positive Drug Screen Statement

Students with a positive drug screen will be deemed ineligible to participate in clinical education.  Furthermore, as clinical education is a critical requirement of nursing, allied health, and emergency medical services programs, the student will be dismissed from their current program of study.  For students who would like to be considered for re-admission, they should refer to their program’s policy of re-admission and direct questions to the program director. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are identified for each degree program. The learning outcomes for the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certificate align with the program learning outcomes for the Emergency Medical Services, AAS 

Required Basic Emergency Medical Technician Courses

Contact the department to discuss the best option.

Professional Certification

Medical First Responder


For more EMT - Basic program information, see the program webpage: https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/health-sciences/ems/.

To apply to the EMT - Basic program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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