The primary purpose of Great Lakes EMS Academy/Davenport University Consortium  is to provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training for a diverse student population pursuing a career in pre-hospital medicine.  Upon successful completion of a course the student will be authorized to take the National Registry (NREMT) Examination.  The Academy is a certificate granting school. Students do not receive a degree, a diploma, college credit or a license to work as an EMT or Paramedic.

Some students elect to take advantage of the partnership between Great Lakes EMS Academy and Davenport University.  This relationship can save students thousands of dollars in tuition costs as they enhance their value to prospective employers by earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

Our goal for all of the EMS courses is to prepare competent Medical First Responders (MFRs) Emergency Medical Technician – Basics  (EMT-Bs), Advanced EMTs and Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.