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.  


  September 2015 
 Daytime: September 9 - December 9, Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays 8:00am - 12:00pm
 Evening: September 9 - December 9, Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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


EMT Prerequisite

 Health Requirements  Explanation
MEASLES Two live measles vaccine doses (not prior to 1968) or immune titer results
RUBELLA Two live rubella vaccine doses (not prior to 1968) or immune titer results
MUMPS Live mumps vaccine (not prior to 1968) or immune titer results
HEPATITIS B: Three vaccine doses or immune titer results
TUBERCULOSIS Mantoux test required within 1 year.  If Mantoux test is positive then a chest x-ray is required within the past 5 years.  If no tuberculosis test within 1 year then a two-step Mantoux test is also required.
VARICELLA Two vaccine doses or immune titer results (history of the disease is not sufficient)
  • Satisfactory report on a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)/Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)
    check to be conducted by the College

  • 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

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

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

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Training Program consists of approximately 143 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

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