The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and
transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual
possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency
Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.
Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an
ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care
The EMT Academy Emergency Medical Technician Training Program is a comprehensive 4-month training course designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifying exam.
The course includes a mix of both didactic (e.g. classroom) and field experiences that provide students with the basic medical knowledge, clinical reasoning and judgement, and psychomotor skills necessary to function as a competent and safe entry-level EMT in the emergency and non-emergency prehospital environments.
The course will consist of two (4) hour class dates per week and one (8) hour Saturday class per month. Classes will include a mixture of lectures, small group discussions, simulation/scenarios, practical skills stations, and self-directed learning experiences to introduce the students to the essential knowledge and concepts they must master to become effective EMTs.
Students should expect to dedicate a significant amount of time outside of class to reading, studying, completing homework assignments, and preparing for quizzes and exams. Students must also successfully complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification which is provided during the course.
If interested, please click on the "Apply Now" link and fill out an application for our EMT program and one of our staff members will contact you! During the phone call, an in-person information session will be scheduled with you. The in person information session allows you an opportunity to meet our staff, tour our facilities, have your questions answered, and register for class.
All information sessions are held at:
55 Main St. Bldg B Suite 200
Chicopee, MA 01020.
EMT Academy offers multiple courses throughout the year with classes starting in:
The course runs
Classes meet every
Day & Evening class options available:
EMT Academy’s EMT all-inclusive course tuition is $1300.00, which includes the base tuition for our classroom component, textbook, online learning management system for access to your homework and testing, CPR certification, EMT Academy uniform shirts, student ID badge, background check, liability insurance, and scheduling for clinical and field internships, as well as the practical examination if taken with your class at the completion of the course.
Students who are accepted into the course, after an admission interview, must pay an initial deposit of $300 to hold their seat in the course. The remaining balance must be paid in full on the first date of the class unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy.
Available payment options include cash, check, bank check, money order, credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover) and purchase orders from municipalities, fire departments, and lending institutions.
Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualified candidates. We offer payment plans to qualified individuals. Payment options, available scholarships and financial aid options will be discussed during your information session.
Students who terminate enrollment (including voluntary resignation, illness, suspension, or involuntary resignation or dismissal) may be eligible for a refund in accordance with our current policies.
EMT Academy teaches to the National Registry standards and the student tests with the National Registry to be certified as an EMT. The National Registry is recognized in every state in the United States and 46 states use the National Registry certification as a basis for licensure.
EMT Academy offers a Bridge Program for employment. EMT Academy Bridge Program provides each qualified student with an opportunity for employment with an Ambulance Services Provider.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an integral part of the pre-hospital healthcare field providing care for sick or injured patients in an emergency medical setting. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by the EMT. Equally as important is the care the EMT provides for non-emergent patients needing ambulance transport to medical appointments, treatments, etc. The EMT will enjoy the benefit of truly making a difference in a patient’s life.
After a student certifies as an EMT, many will go on to other careers such as the fire service, law enforcement, paramedic, nursing, physician assistant, etc. Becoming an EMT is a great stepping stone to many great career opportunities.
EMT Academy is an accredited training institution under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. EMT Academy Emergency Medical Technician Training Program is a comprehensive training course designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifying exam. The course includes a mix of both classroom and clinical experiences that provide students with the basic medical knowledge, clinical reasoning and judgment, and practical skills necessary to function as a competent and safe entry-level EMT in the emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital environments.
Classes will include a mixture of lectures, small group discussions, simulation/scenarios, practical skills stations, and self-directed learning experiences to introduce the students to the essential knowledge and concepts they must master to become effective EMTs. Students should expect to dedicate a significant amount of time outside of class to reading, studying, completing homework assignments, and prepare for quizzes and exams. Students will also complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification which is provided during the course.
Students will complete field time rotations where they will ride along and observe on an ambulance under the direct supervision of an experienced field training officer. The primary goal of field time is to give students a first-hand look at how actual field crews operate in real-world scenarios.
After successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the NREMT EMT practical and written examinations
This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care as an EMT. No prior experience or training is required for the course applicant. In order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination, the applicant must:
The EMT course is a fast-paced and demanding academic challenge. It requires you to do additional studying outside of the classroom while in the course (these hours vary from student to student).
EMT Academy expects our students to commit to being successful by studying, participating in class discussions, and being prepared for class on a daily basis. In return, you can expect that our faculty will accommodate your needs as a student and that we will develop quality educational programs, study tips, and classroom presentations to assist you in becoming successful in our course.
EMT Academy recommends that this course be taken using a conventional laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and phones are compatible with some of the online components of the course but do have limitations and you will not be able to complete all the aspects of the online course work without the use of a computer.
Access codes to our online learning management system will be distributed to students at the course orientation. Reliable internet access is required while attending our course, as this will allow you easily access the course homework, testing, grades, etc.
EMT Academy will provide uniform shirts required for the course and clinical rotations. Students are required to be in uniform while in class, during skills sessions, and during the clinical phase. Further details of our dress code will be discussed at the course orientation.
Each student will be supplied a vital signs kit, including a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and a penlight. These kits will be available for purchase at course orientation. You must also have a watch with the capability of recording seconds for vital signs labs.
EMT Academy requires all students to pass a CORI check
The student must also successfully complete the Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.
These are requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and can be found at:
EMT Academy’s EMT course is designed to prepare our students for the psychomotor skills (practical) evaluation administered by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), as well as the cognitive (written) examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once a candidate has successfully completed our course and passed each of the aforementioned tests they can then apply to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their EMT certification by filling out an application and paying the required fee.