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Students who complete the six-month program can sit for EMT certification exams

Oct. 20, 2021 – Brockton – To help unemployed or underemployed individuals jumpstart their healthcare careers, Massasoit Community College is offering its upcoming Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Certificate at no-cost to prepare students to function in the field as pre-hospital care providers. The grant program runs from November 29, 2021 to June 30, 2022, and classes are held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Massasoit will require that all students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 2022.

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. Students in the EMT Basic program will also receive a monthly stipend to assist with transportation, child care, and other incidental costs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EMTs and paramedics in Massachusetts is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Classes will be held in-person at our Middleborough Center (49 Union Street, Middleborough, MA 02346). Students must provide a W9, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and successfully complete an intake interview in order to participate in the program. For more information on the EMT Basic program and eligibility requirements, call 508-588-9100 extension 1987.

The EMT Basic Certificate program is funded by the Department of Higher Education, in cooperation with the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.