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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician Program

Start an exciting career as an EMT with the Emergency Medical Technician credential from Southwestern Michigan College.

Learn how to navigate the fast pace of emergency response and care for people in critical situations with the EMT credential.


  • About the Emergency Medical Technician Program

    The EMT program is a two-class credential program that prepares students to work as an emergency medical technician.

    In this program you’ll learn how to administer emergency care through both classroom instruction and hands-on practice. 

    Upon completion of the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Michigan Department of Public Health licensure exam for EMTs.

  • What You’ll Learn

    View the full curriculum guide for the Credential in Emergency Medical Technician.

  • What Can I Do With an EMT Credential?

    Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide pre-hospital medical care in emergency situations. They are often among the first on the scene in emergency situations and are on the front-line of patient care.

    Careers and Salaries
    Career Option Salary
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): $44,780

    2023 median pay. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nursing and Health Services Building


The Nursing and Health Education Building reopened in 2019 following a $9.6 million renovation. It is equipped with state-of-the-art skill and simulation labs to train students for real-world scenarios.