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February 8, 2018

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 

Information Sessions Set for Feb. 13, 27; March 13; April 10

MONROE, Mich. – This fall, Monroe County Community College’s Office of Lifelong Learning will offer a new, blended online Emergency Medical Technician training course in partnership with Huron Valley Ambulance, a regional, nonprofit provider of high quality, accredited ambulance and health transportation services in southeast and south central Michigan.

The non-credit EMT Basic course is a 266-hour classroom and field-based emergency medical program.  This level of education is the minimum requirement to staff and operate an emergency response vehicle in Michigan.  The course is approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of EMS.  

Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry Certification test as required by the state of Michigan for licensure.  The EMT Basic course prepares students to be eligible for entry-level emergency response positions.  Completers of the course are typically employed by private ambulance services and fire departments and as hospital emergency room technicians.
Minimum requirements for entry into the EMT program include:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete a background check and drug screening

Information sessions for those interested in the new EMT course have been set for Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13 and April 10.  All sessions will run from 10 a.m.-noon and will be held in Room 173d of the Audrey M. Warrick Student Services/Administration Building (Building A).

According to Tina Pillarelli, director of Lifelong Learning at MCCC, the sessions will cover the online-blended EMT program and how it works, as well as the EMS profession as a whole and the immediate need for providers.  Also, the value of possessing EMS training that will enhance skill set and marketability in other allied healthcare fields will be covered.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at