Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical TechnicianZEMT- 716 Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Program (171 hours)
Fee: $1,149 payable in full at the time of registration.  Books are INCLUDED in course fee.

Additional Fees 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)

Schedule

Spring 2018 Program

Two Options – Day or Evening.  Classes meet on the same dates.

Daytime: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm.   ZEMT 716-C01
Evening: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm.   ZEMT 716-C02

Except where noted   Dates follow the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday pattern with one Tuesday for both day and evening.  Auto Extrication and the State Exam
are scheduled on Saturdays.

January 22, 24, 25, 29 and 31
February 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, Tuesday 20, 21, 22, 26, 28
March 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
April 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, Saturday 14, Tuesday 17, 18
Make Up – Tentative Thursday, April 19

State Exam – Tentative Saturday, April 28

Fall 2017 Program

Two Options – Day or Evening. Classes meet on the same dates.

Daytime: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm. ZEMT 716-C01
Evening: Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. ZEMT 716-C02

Except where noted
Dates follow the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday pattern with one Tuesday for both day and evening. Auto Extrication and the State Exam are scheduled on Saturdays.

September 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
October 2, 4, 5, Tuesday 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30
November 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, Saturday 18, 20, 27, 29, 30
December 4, 6

To enroll online stcc.edu/wt.  For more Info call STCC Workforce Training 413-755-4225 or workforcetraining@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.

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 151 hours of class time, each student will complete a minimum of 20 hours on-line. 

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 144 hours of class time, each student will complete a minimum of 28 hours on-line.

Instruction includes:

  • 140 hours of lectures and workshops
  • Minimum of 28 hours on-line 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

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.
    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

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 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 Servics department at Emergency Medical Technician Program.  Please download and print.

Cori/Sori (Criminal Offender Record Information & Sex Offender Registry Information)

Students accepted into any program or offering of the School of Health and Patient Simulation, or other offerings as announced by the college must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check at least once a year for the duration of enrollment. This policy also applies to students participating in laboratory experiences on and off campus, including field trips and site visits. Depending on the student’s CORI and SORI report, participation in a program or clinical affiliation, laboratory, or practicum experience may be denied. Any student, who refuses to consent to a CORI and SORI check, will be precluded from participating in the corresponding clinical fieldwork, practicum course, and/or laboratory experience. Students who do not complete the required clinical, laboratory or practicum courses will be unable to fulfill requirements for graduation and may be withdrawn from the program. Alternative clinical, laboratory, and/or practicum experiences, on or off-campus, are not an option. For additional information, contact the Dean of the School of Health and Patient Simulation, 413-755-4510.

CORI and SORI checks are performed pursuant to the Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, and consistent with guidelines promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

Please note that a CORI/SORI Request Form must be on file at the College before the student can register for classes.
Note that most employers will require an extensive criminal justice back ground check and drug test.

Background Check Policy

Students enrolled in Health Professions Programs that involves potentially unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare 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. Depending on the results of the background checks, a student may be deemed ineligible to participate in such academic or clinical activities, which may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please be advised that eligibility to participate in College academic and/or clinical activities following a background check does not guarantee your eligibility to sit for a professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation. It is your responsibility to contact the certification or licensure board for your particular healthcare profession to determine the standards that must be met for credentialing, licensing and/or employment in that field.


Suggested Enrollment Process

With the requirements listed above, students can enroll online BUT MUST come to STCC Building 16, Room 146 with other information immediately!

To Enroll Online:

  1. Click: On Line 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 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, Room 146 with other information immediately!

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 16, Room 146 to register for the course or call 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 Building 20, Room 320 One Armory Square, Springfield, MA, 01102.