Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a new and rapidly changing field. As this area continues to upgrade and expand, there will be an increasing demand for trained personnel, especially at the advanced and associate degree levels. Because the EMS field is broad, students completing this program may work in a variety of different fields such as industrial, safety, ambulance (private and public), fire, and emergency room.
The Kellogg Community College Emergency Medical Services Program offers several levels of study through which students can meet their future job needs. Study is available at the certificate level in Medical First Responder, Basic Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Specialist), and Paramedic. Also available is the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services with either a management or education option.
The EMS System is composed of various components which together create an environment where the maximum number of lives are saved and disability and injury are decreased. The KCC EMS Program serves the system in a variety of ways. First, by offering a variety of continuing education opportunities for both licensed and non-licensed individuals who are part of the EMS System. Second, by maintaining a close relationship to the Calhoun County Medical Control Authority with joint operations and programming. Finally, the program maintains close ties to the employers (EMS and otherwise) who have need of the services which are offered or can advise the program on how to best meet the needs of the community.
To support the EMS System and students within the program, KCC maintains an active American Heart Association Community Training Center that offers Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support programs. Often, graduates of the EMS Program return after graduation to provide service within the Community Training Center.
In addition, a variety of continuing education programs are offered to meet the needs as determined by the EMS Advisory Committee and Calhoun County Medical Control Authority. These include Emergency Medical Dispatch Training, CPR/First Aid training, International Trauma Life Support, UMBC Critical Care Programs, and more. The EMS Program also offers ongoing education credits to employer sites throughout Branch, Barry and Calhoun counties. These classes are designed keep employees up-to-date with the latest EMS techniques and knowledge base while granting approved ongoing education units used towards re-licensing.
Kellogg Community College provides exceptional training with the use of Medical Simulations. Our state of the art equipment and training allow the students to learn under varied simulated conditions, while allowing faculty to monitor every aspect of the simulation visually, and through recorded data.