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About our 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, national testing, and MA state certification, plus students are required to participate in an EMS online testing component (separate fee). Students are required to acquire and/or maintain a Health Care Provider CPR certification. A Massasoit certificate of completion will be issued to students who successfully complete the Basic EMT program. For specific program requirements or information, please call x1310.

Brockton Campus

CRN: 27555 / Course: CSHH035-B1
Date(s): 2/3/2020 – 4/16/2020
Day(s)/Time(s): Monday to Thursday/9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Campus/Room: Brockton/B547
Cost: $969
Register for EMT Basic – Brockton

Canton Campus​

CRN: 27598/ Course: CSHH035-C6
Date(s): 3/7/2020 – 5/30/2020
Day(s)/Time(s): Saturday & Sunday/8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Campus/Room: Canton/C208
Cost: $969
Register for EMT Basic – Canton

Middleborough Center

CRN: 27610 / Course: CSHH035-M2
Date(s): 2/4/2020 – 4/28/2020
Day(s)/Time(s): Tuesday & Thursday/5:30 to 9:30 pm
Saturday/8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Campus/Room: Middleborough/MDL127
Cost: $969
Register for EMT Basic – Middleborough

*Note: Additional fees are required for textbook, uniform, national testing, and MA State Certification.  Students are also required to participate in an online EMT component (separate).

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.

Who Should become an EMT?

  • Anyone with a strong desire to help people.
  • Anyone looking for a career in public safety or pre-hospital care.
  • Seasonal workforce (landscapers, carpenters)
  • Firefighters
  • Police
This program is supported by the United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Do you have your Healthcare Provider CPR certification?

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide skills required in a healthcare setting. This program is for physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, and other allied health personnel. In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public. Skills taught are adult and pediatric CPR, two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask, foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

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About our instructors

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”.

Donald Tebeau has been an EMT since 1989 and a paramedic since 1994.  He has worked in rural and urban settings including the City of Weymouth and the Town of Rehoboth.  Donald is currently a Captain and Shift Commander with the Mansfield Fire Department.  He loves teaching and being involved with the EMT Basic program.  In particular, he enjoys helping students work toward their goals and preparing them to work in the EMS field.

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;
  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any  drug;
  • be able to lift and carry 125 pounds; and
  • be free from any physical or mental defect  or disease which might impair his/her  ability to provide  emergency care within  the scope of the EMTs training and  responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class.
  • 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).

Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0–50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.