Why choose our EMT Program?

  • Classes start every 4 months and run only 2 days per week.
  • Evening & morning sessions available
  • 4 months from start to finish
  • Students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid
  • Bridge Program for Employment is available
  • Ambulance field time orientation
  • State of the art training center with multiple high fidelity simulation rooms 
  • During simulation and practical sessions, one instructor per every 5 students
  • EMT Academy is an accredited training institution under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services.  

Application Process

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:

EMT Academy 

55 Main St. Bldg B Suite 200 

Chicopee, MA 01020.   

Course Schedule

EMT Academy offers multiple courses throughout the year with classes starting in:

  • January, April, August.

The course runs 

  • 17 weeks
  • Prepares the student to take the National Registry EMT Certification Exam.

Classes meet every

  • Tuesday and Thursday

Day & Evening class options available:

  • 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

Course Cost

COST = $1,300

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. 

Deposit

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.

Financial Aid

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. 

Refund Policy

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. 

Employment

 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.

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 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.

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Program Overview

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

Admission 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 for 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 EMT's training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class.

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.

Program Requirements

Computer Requirements

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.


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

Certification Process

 

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.