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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.  If you do not have a current certification, check our Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers page.


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Brockton Campus

Brockton | B547 | 51007 | $969 plus textbook
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
6/1/20 – 8/13/20
Co-requisite: CSHH 040 B1, CRN 51008
Instructor: Cheryl Davis

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Middleborough Center

Middleborough | MDL127 | 51058 | $969 plus textbook
Tuesday/Thursday | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
5/26/20 – 8/15/20
Co-requisite: CSHH 040-M2 CRN 51059
Instructor: Nastassia J. Swanson

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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).

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

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.

Cheryl Davis has been in EMS for 13 years and has been working at the paramedic level in a busy urban environment for 9 years. She is currently a Captain and EMS Coordinator for the Plympton Fire Department.