TRAIN EMT Flyer 2023


Alex J. Villanueva, Massasoit Community College | 508-588-9100 x1846

Massasoit Community College Offers EMT Basic Certificate at No Cost
$71,000 TRAIN Grant Funds Six-Month Program to Prepare Students for EMT Certification Exams

BROCKTON, Mass (Nov. 3, 2022) – Massasoit Community College today announced that it has been awarded a $71,000 TRAIN grant to offer unemployed or underemployed individuals access to its upcoming Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Certificate at no cost. The program runs from December 6, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

This is the fourth time Massasoit has been awarded this grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, now totaling $286,156. The need for this program is high, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of EMTs and paramedics in Massachusetts will grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

To date, 43 students have completed the program and this year’s expected cohort will consist of 18 students. In addition to having their tuition paid, students in the EMT Basic Certificate may be eligible for a reimbursement to assist with transportation, childcare, and other incidental costs in order to prepare students to function in the field as pre-hospital care providers.

“We are grateful to once again be the recipients of this meaningful grant, which is helping us train tomorrow’s healthcare heroes – at no cost to our students,” said Ray DiPasquale, President of Massasoit Community College. “Our highly regarded EMT program is equipping students with the skills they need to advance their careers and serve their communities.”

Through classroom and hands-on training, students in the EMT Basic Certificate will learn how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment including medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric, and environmental emergencies. Students who successfully complete the program are allowed to sit for the Massachusetts and National Registry of EMTs Emergency Medical Technician certification exams.

This is an entry-level program intended for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed who wish to pursue a career in emergency medical services up to the paramedic level. Students first complete work readiness and EMS-related workshops and Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers before beginning EMT classes.

Classes will be held in-person Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at our Middleborough Center (49 Union Street, Middleborough, MA 02346). Students must provide a W9, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and successfully complete an intake interview in order to participate in the program.

For more information on the EMT Basic Certificate and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 x1695, or email


About Massasoit Community College

Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College offers students from southeastern Massachusetts and beyond access to more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, applied sciences, healthcare, and technology at locations in Brockton, Canton, Middleborough,​ and online. More than 900 students graduate with a degree or certificate each year from Massasoit, and 2,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses. Massasoit students are given access to wraparound services provided on campus to support their success inside and outside the classroom. For more information, visit

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