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About Our Program

Massasoit Community College is nationally accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Service Professions (CoAEMSP) and accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health-Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).  All programs offered by Massasoit Community College adhere to the National Education Standards for EMS education.  As a reminder, EMT re-certification requires a 20 hour National Continuing Competency Class and Paramedics require a 30 hour National Continuing Competency Class every re-certification cycle.

According to 237 CMR 13.05, license holders must complete 15 hours of Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) every 3 years in order to renew their license.

EMT Core Competency Program

This 20-hour course is designed to meet and/or exceed National and Massachusetts refresher requirements for EMT-Basics. This course is based upon task analysis of EMTs and focuses on what skills EMTs perform in day-to-day operations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a course certificate.

Paramedic Core Competency

National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) are determined by the NREMT Board of Directors based upon widespread input from EMS researchers, EMS physician and EMS provider stakeholders. The NCCR comprises 50% of the overall requirements necessary to recertify. Topics in the NCCR are chosen among the following: evidence-based medicine, any changes in the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, science-related position papers that affect EMS patient care, topics which cover patient care tasks that have low frequency yet high criticality, and articles which improve knowledge to deliver patient care. The NREMT will provide the educational materials for this component to the EMS community as part of their mission – to protect the public. *This program is used in place of DOT 48 hour Paramedic refresher.

Is your employer paying for any of these courses? If so, please call 508-588-9100 x1322

Other EMS Courses:

ACLS Refresher

The ACLS renewal course is designed for those health care providers who wish to renew their ACLS certification. Following the American Heart Association guidelines, this instructor-led, renewal course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care.

EMS Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education is designed to fulfill the continuing education requirements for EMTs at all levels. Topics included will be identified based upon Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Affiliate Medical Director, Service Medical Director, EMS Director or as identified by the Massasoit Community College Director of Paramedic Program based on EMS trends and topics. Topics may also include those identified by Advisories from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services.