Medstar Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses are often the start of long careers in EMS, public safety, and healthcare. EMT and Paramedic courses are held at several of the Medstar operating sites, and Medstar is the only EMS agency in Southeast Michigan to be accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, the required accreditation to teach paramedic programs in the state of Michigan.

Our EMS education programs offer flexible scheduling, on-site and online learning resources, and a proud history of student success and employment.

EMTs completing Medstar certification and state licensure are often hired upon licensure, and EMTs at Medstar are eligible for free Paramedic training (also on-site) as a benefit of employment. The starting wage for an EMT is $15.50 an hour plus benefits.

For more information about our EMT program, contact Jennifer Monaghan, Education Manager, at


Medstar team members receive the most comprehensive training of any EMS provider in Southeast Michigan. In addition to frequent continuing education (CE) opportunities, our team members are able to take ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, UMBC-CCT, and PPTC on-site at our deployment hubs.

Our training programs are designed around the certification and re-certification needs of our personnel and are held regularly throughout the year. Medstar EMTs are also eligible for no-cost Paramedic training.

EMT Classes

Our fall EMT course is underway. Fill out the form below to be notified about future offerings. 

The cost of our EMT course is $1,000; however, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or a scholarship; please see below. 

A payment plan is available if you make a $350 deposit by the registration deadline, which is typically two weeks before class begins. The balance ($650) must be paid in three payments of $216.67 due on the first Friday of the month after class starts. A debit or credit card must be on file for the payment plan to be approved.

Tuition includes:

    • Textbook
    • Online testing and clinical tracking platform
    • One uniform shirt

To complete their uniform, students will need to purchase:

    • Black pants
    • Black belt
    • Black boots

Students must pass a background check and drug screening and provide immunizations records.

Tuition Reimbursement Program

If you are interested in working for Medstar after you complete our EMT Program, Medstar will pay for the cost of the EMT National Registry test (first attempt only). If you pass the EMT National Registrary test within two weeks of completing the Medstar EMT Program and sign a 1-year contract for full-time employment, you will get the $1000 tuition paid back to you within 30 days of employment as a Medstar EMT.

If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Monaghan, Education Manager, at

Class Registration

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