Van Buren Technology Center

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow


Study Emergency Medical Care

In a serious or life-threatening emergency, no one can afford to take any chances or waste any time. The situation calls for experienced professionals who must respond immediately. If you want to be on a trained medical team that uses state-of-the-art communications, the latest life-saving pre-hospital care equipment, and staffs ambulances that are like mobile emergency rooms, then EMT is the place for you to be!



 "My greatest wish is that my students always know how much I care for them and that they walk through the rest of their life knowing I'll always be there for them anyway I can!"
                                                          J.C. Robertson, Instructor

Learn immediate medical care techniques for the critically ill/injured person, including Airway Management, CPR, AED Auto Rescue/Extrication, and Emergency Childbirth. Certification in Medical First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician is available for students who successfully complete the program and pass the state exams.


I like this class...EMT 2010

EMT provided the opportunity to learn and exhibit my skills through graded scenarios. Also, this class has given me better leadership skills through being senior captain of the class.  Finally, this class has helped me achieve my goal of moving into a full-time position at a fire department, with the help of Mr. Robertson, an awesome teacher and friend.  

Josh, Mattawan High School


I like this class...

Josh (left) and Kali (right) are practicing their bandaging skills beside the ambulance simulator, which was donated by Van Buren Emergency Medical Services.

EMT is different, new, and exciting every day. There is never a dull moment. Being part of this class has given me a sense of accomplishment. This experience is something that I would never change and will stay with me forever.  If you love helping people and being part of a team, this is the class for you.

      Kali, South Haven High School

  Justin McLean

 Justin McLean
  Program Assistant 

Related Careers

With further training, related careers include: 

  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)                              
  • Emergency Room Attendant
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)
  • Medical Doctor
  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Fire Fighter


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