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Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT Non-Credit Course)

Emergency Medical Technician

WEMT-001 Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Program (188 hours)
Fee: $1,099 payable in full at the time of registration.

Required Books

Students must order Emergency Care Plus NEW MyBradyLab with Pearson eText—Access Card Package (13th Edition) (EMT) ISBN: 9780134190754 and BLS for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association ISBN: 978-1616690397. These books can be purchased from Amazon or other book vendors.

Additional Fees

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)

For more Information, please contact:

Workforce Development Office
Building 27, 1st Floor

Schedule

Spring 2020

SectionDate & Time

D31 (Daytime)

M, W, & Th 8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Day or Evening classes meet on the same dates.
(Please Note Tuesday dates)

  • January 23, 27, 29, 30
  • February 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, NO CLASS Monday, 2/17;
  • Tuesday 18, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27
  • March 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12
  • No Classes Spring Break March 15-21
  • March 23, 25, 26, 30
  • April 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16; NO CLASS 4/20; Tuesday, 4/21, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
  • Saturday, May 2, Auto Extrication Day
  • May 4, 6
  • Final Class Meeting Final Exam Week TBD
  • Friday, May 15 Make Up Final Date
  • Saturday, May 16 State Exam

E31 (Evening)

M, W, & Th 6:00pm – 10:00pm   

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Training Program consists of approximately 171 hours of in-class lectures and a minimum of 20 hours online 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.

Students will be required to spend a minimum of 40 minutes for most lessons online.  The publisher's resource provides support materials for each chapter including quizzes, videos, animations, case studies, virtual tours, interactive exercises, weblinks, and study aids. Computer time is added to each lesson.  In addition to 151 hours of class time, each student will complete a minimum of 20 hours online. 

Blended Education

Students will be required to spend a minimum of 40 minutes for most lessons online. The publisher's resource provides support materials for each chapter including quizzes, videos, animations, case studies, virtual tours, interactive exercises, weblinks, and study aids. Computer time is added to each lesson. In addition to 144 hours of class time, each student will complete a minimum of 28 hours online.

Instruction includes:
  • 140 hours of lectures and workshops
  • Minimum of 28 hours of online training
  • 4 hours of field exercises - Auto Extrication
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

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.

Assignments to be completed before the 1st class

  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.
  2. The online reading and test for FEMA IS-700b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  3. The online reading and test for IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100

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)
    • This must be completed during the enrollment process. Any student who does not meet this requirement prior to the scheduled start date will be removed from the class roster.
  3. Students must have a valid email and regular access to a computer.
  4. Students enrolled in the non-credit healthcare programs (CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy) are required to submit vaccination records:
    • Tdap within 10 years
    • 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 and positive titer results)
      • Dose 1 done at 0 months
      • Dose 2 done at 1 month
      • Dose 3 done at 6 months
      • If a titer is drawn, a copy of lab report is required
    • Immunity to varicella (two doses of varicella vaccine or positive titer results)
    • Influenza vaccination: recommended for all students and required by some clinical affiliation sites during influenza season.
    • Tuberculosis screening: Students must receive either two-step Mantoux testing (PPD) or IGRA-serology (T-Spot or Quantiferon Gold).
    • If the student has a positive PPD or IGRA screening, a chest x-ray must be obtained and the chest x-ray report must be submitted with a Positive Tuberculosis Test Questionnaire.
    • Physical Exam: The STCC Student Physical Exam Attestation form provided to the student, specific to their program, is the only acceptable physical exam form. Physical exams must be within one year of the start of the program.
    • Students must submit a Student Health History Form, Authorization to Release Information to Externship Sites Form, Technical Standards Acknowledgement Sheet, Background and Drug Screen Policy Acknowledgement Form and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) form to Health Services PRIOR to the first class.
  5. 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)
  6. STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT ALL IMMUNIZATION AND CORI REQUIREMENTS TO STCC HEALTH SERVICES PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.  NOTE THAT CERTAIN MEDICAL CLEARANCE MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO COMPLETE.

Health History Forms & Requirements

The following required health form documents can be obtained from the Health Services department at Emergency Medical Technician Program (ZIP).  Please download, extract the files from the zip file, and print.

Course Policy

Student CORI Policy

College programs involving potentially unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, including fieldwork (a clinical affiliation, internship, externship, or field placement) with a private or public healthcare provider or daycare provider, will be required to undergo state-wide and/or national criminal background checks, including but not limited to: Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI), Seven (7) year residential Search, and FBI Fingerprinting checks. The purpose of the background check is to ensure a safe and protective environment for all clients, particularly members of vulnerable populations.

Students choosing not to consent to the required background checks will be ineligible to participate in fieldwork involving vulnerable populations. Ineligibility to participate in fieldwork may affect a student's ability to successfully complete the program.

Based upon the results of the background checks, a student may be deemed ineligible to participate in academic or clinical activities, which may impact a student's ability to successfully complete program requirements. Background checks are reviewed by the College’s CORI Board. The CORI Board determines eligibility to participate in academic and/or clinical activities. Students have the right to appeal the determination of the CORI Board by filing a written appeal with the Vice President of Student Affairs within 10 business days of receiving the CORI Board’s determination.

Furthermore, please be advised that eligibility to participate in College academic and/or clinical activities following a background check does not guarantee eligibility to sit for a professional credentialing examination(s) or for employment upon program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the certification or licensure board for a particular healthcare or other service profession to determine the standards that must be met for credentialing, licensing and/or employment in that field.

Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:
  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Training 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 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.
To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 27 / 1st Floor to register for the course or call 413-755-4225

  1. Bring a photo ID, (for CORI)
  2. Enroll in the course, Pay for the course in Full
  3. Bring any of the required medical paperwork you may have already have on hand, (to start the Medical Clearance process bring the paperwork to Building 20, Room 320.)
  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, Health Services Office in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), room 117, One Armory Square, Springfield, MA, 01102.

Refund Policy

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

* Please note that special refund policies apply to some courses. The cost of non-returnable items will not be refunded.

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

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