January 12, 2023


Castleton-Maple Grove-Nashville Ambulance (CMGNA) announces the Winter 2023 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, to be held at Barry County Central Dispatch. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry certification exam, and apply for licensure through the State of Michigan.

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMT’s have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
[From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model]

Frequently asked questions


Barry County Central Dispatch

Training Room

2600 Nashville Rd, Hastings MI 49058

This program is approved by the MDHHS-BETP (S-22-2320)


STARTS: January 12, 2023 ENDS: June 1, 2023
TIME: 6:00PM—10:00PM Tuesdays & Thursdays



Payment plans are available. Please contact the program manager to set up a payment plan.

Includes: (Includes Textbook and online content access, FISDAP access for testing and clinical documentation, clinical uniform shirt & 1st NREMT certification exam registration fee)


Program Admissions Information:
Students who wish to participate in this course must meet the following criteria:
• 18 years of age at time of course completion
• High School diploma or GED
• Valid Driver’s License
• BLS CPR Card (available for separate fee if needed)
• ICHAT Criminal history & background screening (Student responsible for background process & cost)


Students will need regular access to a reliable computer with:

  • Recent operating system
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Active email account
  • Web camera and ability to access Microsoft Teams

Students need to be able to create user accounts, navigate a web-based learning platform, send and receive emails, attach files, and open attachments using common computer applications.

Computer requirements can be found HERE.


Registration is required. Anyone interested in attending should complete the registration form and make the $50 nonrefundable deposit by December 31st, 2022 .

Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. (Students will be added to a waiting list and additional sessions may be added). The BDI Team and CMGNA reserve the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Late registration will be accepted at the discretion of the program manager. The remaining balance of $1950.00 is due by the first night of class (01/12/2023). Payment plans are available upon request.

Students who have poor driving records or have criminal history should consult the coordinator prior to beginning class, as this may preclude you from MDHHS licensure. Students who have been convicted of certain felonies are automatically precluded from certification. Read more about MDHHS licensure rules HERE.

Registration Here