Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Non-Credit Course)

WEMT-001 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Non-Credit Course)

Hours: 188
Fee: $1,099* payable in full at the time of registration.
Instruction: Online In-person Hybrid

*Additional Funding Sources

This course may be eligible for funding for qualified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients as well as additional funding available under other grants. Please contact the STCC Workforce Development Center at 413-755-4225. 

*AMR Partners with STCC for Free EMT Training (suspended indefinitely)
AMR may pay the tuition and provide EMT work opportunities for students who enroll in the STCC EMT program. Graduates of the program will agree to begin work at AMR.  For more information about this exciting opportunity please see STCC News: STCC partners with AMR to offer free EMT training or contact AMR at amy.warner@gmr.net.

Program Description

The EMT course covers all emergency medical concepts and techniques currently considered to be within the responsibilities of the EMT-Basic (EMT-B) providing emergency care in a pre-hospital setting as set forth by the Office of Emergency Medical Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This course meets or exceeds course requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services. The course will also cover topics related to future trends and care methodologies in emergency medicine.

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

Program Details



  1. At least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date.
  2. Students must have a valid email and regular access to a computer.

Medical Requirements

Failure to complete and submit 100% of the medical requirements prior to the first day of class will result in your being withdrawn from the class.

For requirements, required health forms, and submission instructions for this program please see the Emergency Medical Technician (Workforce Development Center) Health Record Requirements.


Fee: $1,099 payable in full at the time of registration.

Additional fees are due upon successful completion of course.

  • State EMT Exam. Payable to the testing service prior to the end of class. $150.
  • National Registry of EMTs. for the written exam. $80.
  • State Licensure Fee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, allowing an EMT to work in the state. $150. (Not applicable if not working in MA)

Financial Aid

SNAP Funding

This course may be eligible for funding for qualified Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients as well as additional funding available under other grants. Please contact the STCC Workforce Development Center at 413-755-4225. 

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Individual Training Account (ITA) - Funding

What is an Individual Training Account (ITA)?

An Individual Training Account (ITA) is an account set up on behalf of an adult or dislocated worker to pay for training services. The purpose of the ITA is to give program participants maximum choice in selecting a training program.

One-Stop Career Centers determine the dollar amount limits, time limits, and other requirements for use of ITA accounts.
If you are approved for an ITA account, you must choose your training services from the statewide list of ITA-approved programs. A One-Stop Career Center employment counselor will give you information to help you make an informed choice about how to spend your ITA funds.

You can use the Department of Workforce Training's Online Services Training Course Search to find ITA-approved training programs that meet your needs. Select "ITA" from the Approved Course Type drop-down box to find ITA-approved programs.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program and for Individual Training Account (ITA) funds, visit your One-Stop Career Center, or call the Division of Career Services at 617-626-5300.

To find the Career Center nearest you, see Find a Career Center near You on the Department of Workforce Development web site.

For more information about One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts, see One-Stop Career Centers.

Online Classroom

The online class is on the Blackboard platform. Class opens on Monday, June 5, 2023.

These are asynchronous assignments that can be completed at any time and at your convenience. Full instructions and your Blackboard credentials will be provided before the start of the online classes. There will be a web-based final examination at the conclusion of the course.

Students enrolling in on-campus face-to-face and hybrid classes will be required to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination. This vaccine requirement is aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for all members of the STCC community.

Section H41

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2023
On-campus labs are on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, June 6
Tuesday, June 13
Tuesday, June 20
Tuesday, June 27
NO CLASS, Tuesday, July 4
Tuesday, July 11
Tuesday, July 18
Tuesday, July 25
Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday, August 8
Saturday, August 19 All Students on Campus
*Tentative OEMS FINAL EXAM August 19, 2023

Section H42

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2023
On-campus labs are every other Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, June 10
Saturday, June 24
Saturday, July 8
Saturday, July 22
Saturday, August 5
Saturday, August 19 All Students on Campus
*Tentative OEMS EXAM FINAL EXAM August 19, 2023

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Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Review the Prerequisites/Requirements above.
  2. Click the Enroll Now button below.
  3. Click the "Select" button next to your desired section. A window appears.
  4. Click "Add Section to Cart". A success message appears.
  5. Click the "Next" button in the top right corner.
  6. Enter your personal information.
  7. Click the "Submit" button.
  8. Complete Medical Clearance information as soon as possible. See Prerequisites/Requirements above for details.

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Enroll in Person

Go to Building 27, 2nd floor to register for the course or call (413) 755-4225.