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Emergency Medical Technician Program

Program Information

 

EMT Academy offers multiple courses throughout the year with classes in January, April, and August.  

The course runs 17 weeks and prepares the student to take the National Registry EMT Certification Exam.


Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday


There are two available options:


  • Day Session is held from 8 AM to Noon
  • Evening Session is held from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • All classes will also meet on one Saturday per month from 8 AM to 5 PM

  

The 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 judgement, 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 preparing 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


Online Application

If interested, please click on the "Apply Now" link and fill out an application and one of our staff members will contact you!

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Course Cost

EMT Academy’s EMT 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 $200 to hold their seat in the course. A second deposit of $200 will be due at orientation approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date. The remaining balance must be paid in full on the first date of class, unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy.

EMT Academy does not offer financial aid, however we offer payment plans to qualified individuals. Payment options will be discussed during your admission interview.

What is an EMT?

 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 different 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.

Requirements

 

This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care as an EMT. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. In order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination the applicant must:


  • be 18 years of age
  • be able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug
  • Be free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair his/her ability to provide emergency care within the scope of the EMTs training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class.


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:


http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/oems/emt/initial-training/oems-training-basic.html


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.

Additional Requirements

Computer Requirements: EMT Academy recommends that this course be taken using a conventional laptop or desktop computer. iPads and 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.


Internet Access: 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.


Dress Code: 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.


Medical Supplies: 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.


Background Checks: EMT Academy requires all students to pass a CORI check

Course Preparation

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.