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Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Medical Services FAQs

What do I need to do to qualify for the EMT program?

To qualify for the EMT program, you must complete the placement test and score a minimum of 60 on the reading portion (a minimum of 34 on the Algebra portion is needed if you wish to continue on in the Paramedic program after successful completion of the EMT program). If you are not a Macomb student, you must complete an Application for Admission and do your orientation along with the placement test prior to registration in the EMT program.

How long is the EMT certificate program?

The EMT certificate program is one semester long and consists of three classes. Upon successful completion of these classes, you will be eligible to sit for the national EMT licensing exam.

Do I need to buy a uniform or have a physical exam prior to starting the program?

Physical exams, background checks, and uniforms will all be discussed during your first class meeting.

I have my EMT license and would like to apply to the Paramedic program. What do I need to do?

To qualify for the Paramedic program, you must submit a Paramedic Petition Form, and provide us with copies of your EMT license and transcripts. The petition is due by June 1 for the fall startup.

Do I need to complete a physical exam before I can begin this program?

No. The physical exam requirement will be discussed during your first day of class. You will take a physical examination form to your doctor and return it to our office after you begin class.