Emergency Medical Services

Would you enjoy a fast pace career?  One that provides you with the opportunity to make quick decisions that help people in need.  Consider a career in Emergency Medical Services.


GCC offers training in Emergency First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, EMR to EMT, Continuing Education.


Emergency Medical Responder to EMT Basic Matriculation Course

Starting November 4th GCC will be offering a Emergency Medical  Responder to EMT Basic Matriculation Course. This course provides theory, laboratory, and clinical training and prepares students to stabilize and safely transport patients needing emergency services. Students will learn how to use a wide variety of skills and equipment. 

Successful completion of this course allows students who are eligible to apply to the National Registry to take the licensure exam for EMT Basic. 


  • 18 years of age (or be 18 prior to licensing exam) – State Minimum Requirement
  • MFR licensure.
  • Accuplacer placement testing at a Math 103 or higher and Accuplacer placement testing at English 101 or higher OR Successful MFR licensure and the approval of the instructor.

Cost:   $900

Other costs: Books. Students not coming directly from the EMR course will have additional costs including background check and uniform. 

Students without up to date immunizations may incur additional costs to meet requirements.    

WHEN: Monday and Wednesday 6pm-10pm and one Saturday per month from 10am-6pm

Clinical Experiences are scheduled with the instructor on an individual basis.               

DATES: November 4-February 29


Students must be up to date on immunizations and pass a criminal background check prior to entering clinical areas. Completion of the course does not guarantee eligibility for state examination. Past criminal conviction may interfere with eligibility. The student is responsible for assuring eligibility for testing, and should contact the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services at (517) 241-3018 with questions.

Scholarships are available through the Gogebic Ontonagon Iron County Medical Control Authority. Click for the scholarship application here or contact Claire Grzenia at ClaireG@gogebic.edu.  

INSTRUCTORS: Robert Kirkley and Cory Roell


Gogebic Community College                      

E4946 Jackson Road

Ironwood, MI 49938

Room A113

Lectures will also be available via ITV in: Iron River and Ontonagon, MI 


Monday and Wednesday 6pm -10pm and one Saturday per month from 10am - 6pm

Clinical Experiences are scheduled with the instructor on an individual basis.   

REGISTRATION: Your application must be received and adequate enrollment must be insured in order to conduct the course. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may assume you are enrolled in the class unless you are notified to the contrary.

Payment is due no later than two weeks before the first class session.

Please note that minimum age requirements may vary among the regional EMS Service Providers. Students wishing to seek employment from a specific employer are encouraged to verify age requirements.