Emergency Medical Technician [EMT] Basic Certificate – Non-Credit
About Our Program
VA Approved Program
This 172-hour MA 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.
Additional fees for: textbooks, uniforms, Basic Life Support certification, national testing, and MA state certification. Students are required to acquire and/or maintain a certification for Basic Life Support in order to successful complete the program.
Note: This course is offered in-person and online using learning management system (Canvas) and video conference program (Zoom) on Tuesdays & Thursdays and in-person on Saturdays at the Middleborough Center, Room MD109. Internet and webcam required.
Ken Marcotrigiano, “Marco,” became an EMT Basic in 2000 and is a member of the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee. He has been a member of the Rehoboth Fire Department for 31 years and currently holds the rank of Captain and serves as the Department’s EMS Director. He became an instructor in 2007 and enjoys introducing and preparing the EMT Basic students for careers in Emergency Medical Services.
Nastassia Swanson has been a practicing EMT-Paramedic for the past six years in a large urban setting responding to 911 calls and critical care transports. She has been an instructor for five years and takes pride in inspiring her students to provide “people care.”
Erica Mayo is currently a Firefighter for a local Fire Department. She has five years as an EMS educator and has experience working Advance Life Support and Interfacility Transport, as well as, multiple busy 911 systems. She enjoys passing on her love of EMS to her students.
In order to be eligible to take the State/National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (written & skills based), exam students must meet the following requirements set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. The applicant, in order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination must:
- Be able to read, understand and communicate in English;
- Be 18 years of age;
- Abstain from the abuse of drugs which impair professional judgment and/or practice;
- Be able to lift and carry 125 pounds; and
- Be free of any physical or mental impairment or disease which could reasonably be expected to impair the ability to be an EMT, or which could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the health and safety of the patient;
- The student must also successfully complete the EMT course including 100% attendance.
- Internet access is required in order to research and complete course assignments and participate in an EMT online testing component. (Computer labs with WiFi access are available at the college).
Certificate of Completion
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion this program. Students who successfully complete the program are NOT required to take the Massachusetts/National Registry EMT Exam, but are strongly encouraged to do so. One must pass the State exam in order to be a certified EMT at the Basic Level.
Students who pass the State exam may bring their State certification to the Registrar’s Office to receive up to three credits for having earned this certification. The credits can be applied only to the Fire Science Program.
Do you have your Healthcare Provider CPR certification?
If not, see our Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers