EMT Training in Barry County

You Can Become an Emergency Medical Technician!

Training Overview                                                  Get Started                                                  What Does an EMT Do?

West Michigan Works! is partnering with Kellogg Community College (KCC), Spectrum Health, United Way and Mercy Ambulance on a new Basic EMT course offered at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Campus in Hastings.

Training Overview

  • The training will be a combination of online and in-person. Lectures will all be online (live) with a KCC instructor. Clinicals and simulations will be in-person.
  • If you need financial aid assistance, the deadline to enroll with West Michigan Works! is Friday, January 29, 2021. (After January 29, if you are still interested in EMT training, please contact Kellogg Community College directly.)
  • The class is scheduled to start mid-February.
  • Training will last two semesters (about six months).
  • There are multiple forms of funding available for the program.
  • You will receive college credits and be prepared to take the national EMT exam.

Get Started!

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The deadline to enroll to receive assistance from West Michigan Works! is Friday, January 29, 2021.

West Michigan Works! staff can assist you with the following:

  • Kellogg Community College application
  • FAFSA application
  • Assess eligibility and apply for other funding opportunities
  • Career coaching and training prep
  • Job search and employment assistance

Should I Become an EMT?


  • The EMT occupation is one of the top 100 fastest growing, high-demand jobs in West Michigan?
  • You may qualify for training scholarships or grant funding to complete EMT training at little to no cost to you?
  • EMTs in our region earn a median wage of $16.76 per hour?

Emergency Medical Technicians are first responders who:

  • Assess injuries and illnesses.
  • Administer basic emergency care including first aid treatment and life support care.
  • Communicate with dispatchers and/or medical professionals about patient conditions and care.
  • Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


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