Free training for eligible Massachusetts Residents!

Are you unemployed?  Under-employed? Are you interested in becoming a healthcare professional?

Come to Massasoit to participate in our Education and Training Fund (ETF) initiative for one of our free training programs.  Each program will provide you with the skills and experience you need to get your new career started. You will also receive a stipend while participating in your chosen program!


Course Option 1

April 2 – June 28, 2024;
176 hours total

Classes will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm in-person on the Canton campus from April 2 – June 6, 2024 followed by a 3-week full time practicum June 10 – June 28, 2024.

Course Option 2

May 4 – July 15, 2024;
176 hours total

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in-person on the Middleborough Campus from May 4 – June 22, 2024 followed by a 3-week full time practicum June 24 – July 15 , 2024.

Phlebotomists are specially trained professional members of the healthcare delivery team whose primary responsibility is to collect blood specimens from patients for diagnostic testing.
This comprehensive 176-hour program consists of 56 classroom hours, and a 120-hour practicum to be completed at a local facility. This program is a one-semester learning experience, designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in phlebotomy and laboratory support services. Students learn through a combination of theory and laboratory practice, including instruction in venipuncture, skin puncture, special blood collections, specimen handling, waived laboratory testing, and all regulations governing safety and infection control practices.
The 120-hour clinical field placements will be held as full-time positions following the initial 8 weeks of in-class instruction. The student’s actual work schedule will be determined by the assigned clinical site.
Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate documenting completed course hours and will be eligible to sit for the national test offered through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).

EMT Basic

January 23 – April 6, 2024;
172 hours total

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am – 5:00 pm in person on the Brockton campus.

This Massachusetts accredited certificate program is designed to prepare students to function in the field as pre-hospital care providers. The curriculum follows National Standard Curriculum and meets and/or exceeds the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) requirements. Through classroom and hands-on training, students learn how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment including but not limited to: medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies.
Successful completion allows the student to sit for State of Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs Emergency Medical Technician certification exams. This is an entry-level program for those who wish a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) up to the Paramedic level.

EKG Technician

April 9 – June 20 2024;

60 hours total

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in person on the Canton campus.

The healthcare industry is a rapidly growing field with a wide range of opportunities for those looking to make a difference in the lives of others, and the demand for healthcare professionals is increasing. If helping others is your heart’s desire, consider becoming an EKG technician.
Becoming an EKG technician can be a great career path if you have a passion for helping others, and an interest in the medical field.

This 60-hour course covers topics and activities including: heart anatomy and physiology, proper lead placement, operating and adjusting EKG monitors, diseases of the heart, and medical terminology. Through a combination of classroom and practical sessions you will gain experience as well as meet licensure eligibility requirements and prepare for the national certification exam.

Currently we are not enrolling new students into our training courses. If you submitted an application after January 5th and have not heard back from us, it is because we received more applicants than there were available seats in your desired training course and your name has been added to the waitlist. To confirm you are on the waitlist for future courses, please call/email the ETF Program office.

Interested? Please complete our online applicationETF application. Once your completed application has been reviewed, we will reach to schedule an in-person interview with you to complete the admission process.  If you have any questions or are unable to complete and submit the application, please contact the ETF team at Massasoit Community College at 508-588-9100 x1695 or via email at