Emergency Medical Technician

Explore EMT at Bay College

Female Emergency Medical Technician standing outside of her ambulance

Why EMT?

The goal of the EMT-Basic Certificate program is to prepare graduates with entry-level competency as an Emergency Medical Technician to deliver safe care to patients in a variety of emergency situations.  The EMT has the skills necessary to manage scene control, assess a patient’s health condition and manage medical, cardiac and trauma emergencies, and provide safe patient transport to a medical or trauma center.  To assist the student in reaching this goal, the EMT-Basic Certificate program combines general education, with program-specific lecture, hand-on lab, and clinical courses.  Upon successful completion of this approved Michigan Department of Health and Human Services EMS program, the student is eligible to take the NREMT psychomotor and cognitive examinations.  Successful performance on the NREMT examinations will confirm the student’s certification as an EMT and they are then eligible to apply for their EMT license in Michigan and other states.

Why Bay College?

Bay de Noc Community College offers courses in the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certificate Program each fall.  Bay de Noc Community College is one of few colleges that offer the EMT-Basic program for academic credit, enabling students to continue into the AAS-Paramedic Program.  The EMT program is designed to promote career mobility and offer qualified students alternative educational tracks according to their career goals.   Successful completion of the Bay de Noc Community College EMT program will prepare the students to become competent entry-level EMTs, ready for employment and further education.

State-of-the-art simulation labs and technology are utilized at the Escanaba campus. Simulation provides opportunities for students to skills in a risk-free simulated environment, learn correct interventions promoting appropriate decision-making, and competency of skills that students can use to improve learning in the clinical environment. The curriculum is designed to assist students to think critically as they apply scientific, theoretical, and practical knowledge to clinical situations in a variety of health care setting.

In July, 2018, Bay de Noc Community College Paramedic program was re-approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services Education Department, for a 3-year renewal.  This renewal is from August 1, 2018 through August 31, 2021, and included approval for CEU and education at the EMR, EMT and AEMT levels.

Pass Rates
NREMT Pass Rates
  • EMT May 2016 Graduates=90% (11/28/17 Updated)
  • EMT May 2017 Graduates=100% (11/28/17 Updated)
  • EMT May 2018 Graduates=100% (09/04/18 Updated)
Application Process

You must apply to the Bay College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic program. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs require students to apply in order to rank into the program.

Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (Pre)60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Emergency Management Directors
Career Opportunities

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