UMBC Course Offerings

KCC’s UMBC Critical Care Certificate Program is the nationally accepted University of Maryland-Baltimore County Critical Care Emergency Transport Program. This program is designed to prepare paramedics and nurses to function as members of a critical care transport team.

Critical patients that must be transported between facilities require a different level of care from hospital or emergency field patients. Participants will gain an understanding of the special needs of critical patients during transport, become familiar with the purpose and mechanisms of hospital procedures and equipment, and develop the skills to maintain the stability of hospital equipment and procedures during transport. Topics include the critical care environment; breathing management; surgical airway management; hemodynamic management; cardiac management; pharmacological management; GI, GU and renal management; neurological management; complications of transport; and special considerations.

This course is based on the updated 2011 curriculum as prescribed by the UMBC. It is highly recommended that students who take this course are currently licensed as a paramedic or registered nurse; have BLS, ACLS, ITLS/TNCC/PhTLS and PALS certifications; and at least two years of field experience.

The UMBC Critical Care Certificate Program totals 11.25 credit hours including the required courses listed below. Prerequisites include a paramedic or registered nurse license.

For more information, contact:

Professor Larry Wagner, EMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS I/C, BA, MA
Kellogg Community College Public Safety Education
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: 269-565-7978

UMBC Critical Care Certificate Courses
EMT 292: UMBC Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport
EMT 295: UMBC Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport Course

Upcoming UMBC Courses

Spring 2022

EMT 292-8201

UMBC Critical Care Transport
Mondays, January 24 – May 2, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Livingston County Ambulance
1911 Tooley Rd.
Howell, MI

EMT 292-1201

UMBC Critical Care Transport
Wednesdays, January 26 – May 4, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kellogg Community College
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI


Current Students

If you are a current KCC Student, meaning you’ve taken a course in the last year and have not graduated, you can register for any course through the Bruin Portal.

New Students

If you are not a current student, you must first complete a quick application to KCC to be able to register for courses.

How to apply to KCC

  1. Go to
  2. Click on a New or Returning Student link to log in
  3. Click the Forms button
  4. Click the KCC Application button
  5. Complete the form as requested. NOTE: If you receive a red error box, follow the instructions provided.
    • Your address should match what is listed on your government ID.
    • For the first question in the Academic Information section, choose the Lifelong Learning/Personal Interest option
    • Add the semester you will be completing your course.
  6. Submit your application
  7. You will then receive an email with links to log-in to your account and submit your government ID.

How to Register for UMBC Classes

  1. Go to and click on the Bruin Portal link
  2. Enter your K-ID (K with 7 numbers) and password
    • If you don’t have your K-ID, click on the Look up KCC username link at the bottom of the page
    • If you don’t remember your password, or have never logged in before, click the Recover Password or Activate Account link at the bottom of the page
    • If you need more assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 269-965-4148 or
  3. Click on the Academics link on the left. Under Student Planning, select Plan and Schedule.
  4. Use the search bar to search for your course.
  5. Click on the View Available Sections for (your course) link. Find the section you want, and click Add section to schedule.
  6. Click Back to Plan & Schedule to return to your schedule.
  7. Click the Register Now button to complete your registration.
    • If you are unable to register, please contact the Registration office directly at 269-965-5522.


Payments can be made in full through the Bruin Portal or by calling the Registration Office at 269-965-5522. A payment plan can also be set up through the NelNet Payment Plan at KCC.

If your employer will be paying for your course, a letter of intent should be sent to the business office prior to registration.
This letter should include:

  • Department Letterhead
  • Billing Information, including Name, Address, Phone Number and Email
  • A list of all students included, with Name and Date of Birth (for verification)
  • A paragraph that includes text of the company sponsorship for each student for tuition, fees, and books for the specific semester and course (eg. Spring 2021 EMT 292-01)
  • A Tax ID can be provided, if available, for tax exempt purchase of books in the Bruin Bookstore.
  • Submit by email to

Sample Letter of Intent