FALL 2019 BLENDED ONLINE BASIC EMT DAY COURSE, Huron Valley Ambulance, Thursday, 05. September 2019

The Emergency Medical Technician (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 (an ambulance) in the State of Michigan.
This course is approved by the Michigan Department of  Health & 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.
This course prepares students to enter into handle entry level emergency response positions and is typically employed by private ambulance services, fire departments and as hospital Emergency Room (ER) technicians.
The EMT Basic course curriculum prepares the student to perform a variety of medical techniques including but not limited to:

Basic airway control and oxygen delivery
Increased understanding of anatomy and physiology
CPR and defibrillation
Emergency field childbirth
Lifting and moving patients
More definitive patient assessment
Assisting with such medications such as epinephrine auto injector, nitroglycerine and emergency breathing treatments
Patient extrication, immobilization and transport
Triaging and handling multiple trauma victims
Dealing with more complex medical and traumatic life-threatening illness and/or injuries
Pediatric assessment and field treatment
Assisting EMTS and Paramedics with more advanced care

Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and internship performance. In addition, students achieving an 80% or higher and passing the course final computer based test, will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for National Registry testing and State licensure. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis and students will be required to pass all practical examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and internship rotations are graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance, which are evaluated by field mentors, a clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor.
COURSE DATES: 9/5/19 to 12/19/19; T/Th* from 8:00am to 3:00pm. (*continue reading below)

ONLINE LEARNING
NOTE: This is a bended online program - partial classroom and partial online learning.  THE FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND ALL STUDENTS MUST REPORT TO THE MAIN CAMPUS IN ANN ARBOR FOR THE FIRST CLASS SESSION! All labs and practical sessions are also mandatory and students must report to their selected learning location every Thursday for these sessions. All other classes will be "online".  Students will receive a course outline on the first day of class which details all of this information.  Further, the FINAL PRACTICAL SESSION will be held on December 14, 2019 which is a MANDATORY SATURDAY SESSION.  All other lectures and assignments will be completed online with specified deadlines.
To see if online learning is a good fit for you, and to see what you can expect from an online learning program, we recommend going to the following link and completing the online survey (and if you decide to enroll in the program, please PRINT your results and bring them to the first class session to give to your instructor):


CLASSROOM LEARNING - MAIN CAMPUS AND SATELLITE LEARNING LOCATIONS
Students will need to select a location at the time of registration for where they would like to report for all of their classroom learning and labs. Students can choose to attend at the Main Campus in Ann Arbor or our satellite location in Jackson, MI.  The satellite location will be monitored with an instructor and/or assigned lab help and students will be able to participate in real time via the web with the instructor and the students enrolled at HVA Main's campus at 1200 State Circle in Ann Arbor, MI. 
The satellite location in Jackson, MI is as follows:

HVA Jackson Campus - 429 Ingham St., Jackson, MI 49201


TOTAL TUITION = $1,300.00 with discounts available to past HVA Students, currently enrolled college students, and firefighters in the HVA Service Area. (PLEASE NOTE: Tuition does NOT include any of the following: Student uniforms, textbooks, other supplies such as BP cuff, stethoscope, etc. or the mandatory drug screen or background check. Further information below regarding these additional costs, approx. $700).
The following are the guidelines for the discounted tuition rates:
STUDENT AND FIREFIGHTER DISCOUNTS
To qualify for the Student Discount, you must submit proof you will be enrolled in and attending another college or university in the HVA Service Area while you are enrolled in classes at HVA. You MUST submit a copy of your course schedule AND a copy of your student ID in order for the discount to be placed on your account. These items MUST be received PRIOR to the first day of class. Tuition rates CAN NOT and WILL NOT be adjusted on or after the first class period. Copies of course schedules and ID's should be faxed to Kristen Collins at 734/477-6927 or sent via PDF to kcollins@emergenthealth.org. AGAIN, THESE MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS OR THE DISCOUNT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. To obtain the Student Discount Rate, you must enter the discount code "STUDENT2019"when you register. If qualifying documents are not provided, students will have a "balance due" on their account which must be paid on the first day of class.
To qualify for the Firefighter Discount, you must be an active member of a fire department in the HVA Service Area. You must submit a letter from your fire chief stating that you are a member, in good standing, with the department. The letter MUST be on department letterhead and must be signed by the fire chief. This letter MUST be received PRIOR to the first day of class. Tuition rates CAN NOT and WILL NOT be adjusted on or after the first class period. The letter should be faxed to Kristen Collins at 734/477-6927 or sent via PDF to kcollins@emergenthealth.org. AGAIN, THIS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS OR THE DISCOUNT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. To obtain the Firefighter Discount Rate, you must enter the discount code "FIRE2019"when you register. If qualifying documents are not provided, students will have a "balance due" on their account which must be paid on the first day of class.

TUTION & FEES
All tuition and fees are due upon registration. All registrations are first come, first enrolled! Students who do not have a credit card to complete the registration process online, must register for class and make payment in person at HVA’s EMS Education, 1200 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI. The deadline to register for any program is TWO WEEKS prior to class, no exceptions, providing spaces are available!
NOTE: HVA’S EMS Education retains the right to deny any application, for any reason. If the school denies the application of a student before the first day of class, all tuition and fees paid will be refunded.  There are NO REFUNDS for course supplies, including textbooks, uniforms, required equipment, or costs incurred for background checks and drug screens. 
ALL TUITION FEES paid by the applicant shall be refunded if requested in writing within three (3) business days after registering for any HVA sponsored course.
Otherwise, if a student withdraws or is dismissed from the program for any reason AFTER the 3 business days following registration, they will be responsible for payment according to the following schedule:  

Students who withdraw two weeks prior to the start of class/module for any EMS course will receive a full refund of the course tuition, less a $25 administration fee.  The student must notify HVA EMS Education department in writing. 
Students who fail to give at least two weeks notice (in writing), or who fail to withdraw prior to the start of the (2nd) second week of class, will forfeit 25% of the total course tuition. 
After the start of any EMS course, any student who fails to withdraw prior to the start of the (3rd) third week of class, will forfeit 100% of the total course tuition.  

All refunds are returned within 30 days.

VA BENEFITS
HVA's EMS Education is approved for VA Eligible students. VA benefits, however, can not be used towards online/blended learning. Interested VA eleigible students can enroll in our traditional classroom training (evening courses). For more information on the guidelines for using your Post 911 or Montgomery GI benefits, and how to register for courses as a VA student, please contact the school at 734/477-6331 or via email at emseducation@emergenthealth.org.

TEXTBOOKS MUST be purchased PRIOR to class, directly from the Jones & Bartlett Learning website, using the links below.  Please note that the "Promotion Code" HVJ52 has already been applied in these links to receive 25% off your materials!!!
CLICK below to add the required listed items to your shopping cart:
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th Edition textbook with Navigate 2 Premier Access and EMT Student Workbook.

Bundle Book Code: 11658-8, Bundle ISBN13: 9781284116588, Total Price w/discount (before shipping): $385.46
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For students who already have a copy of the print textbook or who would like to purchase only the digital supplement, CLICK the following link and add the listed item to your shopping cart:
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th Edition Digital Supplement with Navigate 2 Premier Access and EMT Student Workbook.

Bundle Book Code: 17729-9, Bundle ISBN13: 9781284177299, Total Price w/discount (before shipping): $298.46

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PLATINUMED.COM - All students must also click the following link to CREATE and PAY for a Student Account with Platinum Education which is used for practice testing, student resources and scheduling of clinicals and third rides:

Select the EMS TESTING for $49.00 and the PLATINUM PLANNER for $30.00 for the EMT Level.
NOTE: Under "Profession", select "EMS"....and leave the "Course Code" box empty at time of set up.

NEW!!!  UPDATED INFORMATION ON STUDENT UNIFORMS AND OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES!!! 
Student Uniforms and other required supplies are now available through ProMed Uniform's new online store!  The following instructions should be followed to join the HVA EMS Education Preferred Group and create your New Customer Account so you can make your purchase and have items delivered to your home in time for the first day of class!

Goto 
Select (Group Login/ Registration)
Register as a New Customer.  This section requires a “Group Password” as well as a password. NOTE: The group password is "EMS Education".
Once registered, login to “Preferred Group Customer”.
Customer is now in the EMS Education Preferred Group and can make a purchase for HVA EMS Education apparel and supplies.

It is the student's responsibilty to have the following items:

HVA Center for EMS Education polo shirt (long-sleeved for Fall/Winter courses and short-sleeved for Spring/Summer courses)
Navy blue EMS pants
A black leather belt
Black polishable shoes or boots
HVA Center for EMS Education fleece jackets are available for purchase but not required. Students may wear any Navy blue or black jacket as long as it has no identifying agency and/or EMS logos other than the manufacturer design and/or logo on it. Plain color only. (Check with your instructor for clarification)

NOTE: Uniform shirts or any items with the HVA EMS Eduation logo MUST be purchased directly from Pro Med Uniform as they are the only business licensed to use our logo.  Pro Med Uniform does offer selections for all other items, but other items such as the EMS pants, leather belt, shoes, etc. can be purchased elsewhere as long as they follow the uniform policy. 
For further information on student UNIFORMS and OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES for the course, please refer to the STUDENT WELCOME PACKET which will be emailed out to you shortly after your registration is received and processed. This email will be sent directly to the email address you provide at the time of registration so please be sure to use a valid email that you check on a regular basis!
*Textbooks, uniforms, supplies along with the mandatory drug screen and background check total approx. $700

ALL HVA COURSE LOCATIONS AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF NECESSARY.

Thursday, 05. September 2019, Huron Valley Ambulance, FALL 2019 BLENDED ONLINE BASIC EMT DAY COURSE

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