Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMT LogoZEMT- 716 Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Program (171 hours)
Fee: $935 payable in full at the time of registration.

  • Students are required to purchase textbooks at an approximate cost of $180. 

  • EMT exam fees are separate expenses.  


  Jan - April 2016 
Daytime: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays 8:00am - 12:00pm
Evening:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Except where noted

January 25, 27, 28
February 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 16 (T), 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29
March 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31
April 4, 6, 7
April 9th, Saturday is Auto Extrication at 8:00am
April 11, 13, 14

State Practical Exam is Scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016

For more Information, please call the Workforce Development Office (413) 755-4225 or email workforcedevelopment@stcc.edu

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Training Program consists of approximately 171 hours of in class lectures and a minimum of 20 hours on-line training, a field trip, and workshops designed to prepare the student to challenge the Massachusetts State Certification Examination. The program is based on the Department of Transportation curriculum for Basic Emergency Medical Technician and is approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services. The EMT program gives the student an excellent foundation in Basic Life Support skills and techniques; patient assessment; and safe, sane transportation.

Blended Education

Students will be required to spend a minimum of 40 minutes for most lessons on-line.  The publisher's resource provides support materials for each chapter including quizzes, videos, animations, case studies, virtual tours, interactive exercises, web links and study aids. Computer time is added to each lesson.  In addition to 143 hours of class time, each student will complete a minimum of 20 hours on-line.

Instruction includes:

  • 143 hours of lectures and workshops

  • 15-20 hours of on-line instruction

  • 3 hours of field exercises - auto extrication

  •  8 hours of  Clinical Hospital Emergency Department Observation 

Program Outline:

  • Introduction to Emergency Care Training and Legal Aspects

  • Airway Obstruction, Respiratory Arrest, and Cardiac Arrest

  • Mechanical Aids to Breathing and Resuscitation

  • Bleeding, Shock, Traumatic Injuries, and Wound Care

  • Fractures of the Upper and Lower Extremities and Neck and Back Injuries

  • Medical Emergencies and Assisted Medications, Behavioral and Environmental Emergencies

  • Obstetrics and Gynecological, Pediatric and Elderly Emergencies

  • Patient Handling, Extrication, Communications, and Terrorism

EMT Skills Include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillation

  • Patient Assessment and Wound Care

  • Splinting and Neck/Back Immobilization

  • Oxygen Therapy and Resuscitation Techniques

  • Patient Handling and General Knowledge of the Ambulance

Suggested Enrollment Process

With the requirements listed above, students can enroll online BUT MUST come to STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 131 with other information immediately!

To Enroll Online:

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘Emergency ’ and hit 'Submit"

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.

    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

  6. Come to campus as soon as possible for CORI and Medical Clearance information. (see below)

With the requirements listed below, students can enroll online BUT MUST come to STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 131 with other information immediately!

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 131 to register for the course or call 755 4225

  1.  Bring a photo ID, (for CORI/SORI)

  2.  Bring any of the required medical paperwork you may have already have on hand, (to start the Medical Clearance process.)

  3. Enroll in the course, Pay for the course

  4.  Take the Career 101 test, (if available)

  5.  Make sure that you fulfill ALL of the medical clearance requirements with your physician. Make copies of this information and mail or hand deliver the results as soon as possible to STCC, Workforce Development 16/131 One Armory Square, Springfield, MA, 01102.

EMT Prerequisites/Requirements

  1. At least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date.

  2. Satisfactory report on a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)/Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check to be conducted by the College. Students MUST come the office with a current photo ID to complete this paperwork.

    • This must be completed during the enrollment process. Any student who does not meet this requirements at least 14 days prior to scheduled start date will be removed from the class roster.

  3. Students enrolled in the School of Health and Patient Simulation (Nursing, Dental, Medical Imaging, Medical Assisting, Rehabilitation Therapies, Cosmetology, etc.), Early Childhood Education, or non-credit healthcare programs (CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy) are required to submit vaccination records.

    • Immunity to tetanus (vaccination within the last 10 years)

    • Immunity to pertussis (single dose of pertussis containing vaccine after age 18)

    • Immunity to measles (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)

    • Immunity to mumps (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)

    • Immunity to rubella (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results)

    • Immunity to hepatitis B (three vaccine doses or positive titer results)

    • Immunity to varicella (two live-vaccine doses or positive titer results, for these students history of disease is not sufficient)

    • Tuberculosis screening

      • Two Mantoux tests (PPD), the first within the past year, the second no more than a year previous to the first (2-step)

      • or T-Spot blood test within the past year

    • Two Mantoux tests (PPD), the first within the past year, the second no more than a year previous to the first (2-step)

    • If the student has a history of a positive tuberculosis test, a Chest X-ray is required within the last 2 years and an annual tuberculosis questionnaire must be completed
      Students must have a minimum of a TB verification prior to classes starting

  4. A physical exam (form attached below) is required from each student enrolled in a health field, Early Childhood Education, or who participates in athletics. Students must have had a physical exam within the last year, prior to the start of classes.

    • If a student does not have a medical provider for this physical exam, they can obtain an exam from STCC Health Services for a cost of $ 50.00. (Please contact 755-4385 to make arrangements)

  5. Students must have documentation that ALL immunization requirements have been met prior at least 30 days prior to the clinical sessions. (It is anticipated that the clinical component for EMT will begin within approximately 30 days after the start of the program.)

    • Any student that does not meet this requirement will not be able to remain in the course and will be withdrawn from the program. Note that certain medical clearances may take several weeks to complete.

Health History Forms & Requirements

Health History Form:
All students are asked to submit a Health History Form each year. This form lists medications, allergies, emergency contacts, etc.

Health Record Requirements
All students enrolled either in a health field or Early Childhood Education must submit immunization records. This form lists the requirements.

Student Physical Exam Form:
All students enrolled either in a health field or Early Childhood Education must submit a record of a recent physical exam. This form is also for student athletes.

Tuberculosis Questionnaire:
This form is for students that have a history of a positive tuberculosis test. This form must be submitted annually.

  1. Each student must complete assigned reading BLS for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association, which is to be read before the first class meeting. The book is available in the College Bookstore

  2. The on-line reading and test for FEMA IS-700a: NIMS: An introduction

  3. The on-line reading and test for ICS-100-Introduction to Incident Command System


Students will need to take the Career Ready 101 Assessment Series.

  •  Information on assessment dates, times and locations will be available soon. We anticipate that the assessments will be done at STCC during the day and will take approximately one hour to complete.

  •  The assessment measures skills in reading, comprehension, following directions and observations.

  •  It is NOT a placement test, and will NOT impact your enrollment in the class. This is an informational tool to help STCC instructors measure the academic abilities of students.

  •  This information will be kept private and is for research and program improvement purposes only.

  • For More information of Career Ready 101, please click here: http://www.act.org/certificate/index.html

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