If interested, please click on the "Apply Now" link and fill out an application.
If interested, please click on the "Apply Now" link and fill out an admissions application for our paramedic 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 the class. All information sessions are held at:
55 Main St. Bldg B Ste 200
Chicopee, MA 01020.
EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium offers
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The last twenty weeks of both programs are dedicated to clinical practicum and field internships. Students continue to attend classes on Wednesday nights but are given a more flexible schedule outside class times to accommodate field internships and clinical rotations.
EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Program all-inclusive course tuition is $12,995.00, which includes:
Students who are accepted into the course, after an admission interview, must pay an initial deposit of $2,000 to hold their seat in the course. A second deposit of $2,000 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 the class, unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium.
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, also 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 and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Program teach to the National Registry standards and the student tests with the National Registry to be certified as a Paramedic. 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 and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Program offer a Bridge Program for employment. EMT Academy Bridge Program provides qualified students with an opportunity for employment with an Ambulance Services Provider.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.
The EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Training Program (“Paramedic Program”) is a twelve-month course designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certifying exam. The course includes a mix of both didactic (e.g. classroom) and clinical experiences that provide students with the basic medical knowledge, clinical reasoning, and judgment, and psychomotor skills necessary to function as competent and safe entry-level paramedic in the emergency pre-hospital and inter-facility transfer environments.
The course is divided into two parts:
Applicants for the Paramedic Program must meet the following requirements at the start of the program:
At the completion of the course, students sit for the NREMT paramedic written exam and must obtain a passing score to progress to the next phase of testing. Students will take the NREMT practical exam, which will occur after the scheduled end of ride time, in general. The practical exam takes place at EMT Academy, and students will complete a review period in the days leading up to the exam.
Successful completion of all portions of the paramedic program not only more-than-adequately prepares students to be successful on both components of the certifying exam but equips them with the knowledge, judgment, and experience necessary to begin their careers as paramedics, practicing the art and science of medicine in one of the most dynamic, challenging, and rewarding environments imaginable.
EMT Academy is an accredited training institution under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services.
EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium Paramedic Program have been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.*