Certificate Program

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Emergency Medical Technician

Credits required 8

Program contact

Stephen Rivard, Coordinator of Fire Science Technology

Program Goals Statement

The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as an EMT. Successful completion of the program coursework qualifies students to sit for the State of Massachusetts EMT license examination. This State license is mandatory for all personnel who wish to pursue a career working on an ambulance. EMT licensure is also the first step in training for a career as a paramedic or with the fire service. EMT training is a valuable skill for those pursuing careers in the healthcare. EMT students gain practical experience by taking part in both hands-on activities and simulations.

Program Information

  • Successful completion of the program coursework will qualify students to sit for the State of Massachusetts EMT certification examination.
  • EMT students will gain practical experience by taking part in both hands on activities and simulations.
  • EMT certification is the first step in training for a career as a Paramedic or with the fire service.
  • Courses transfer to the Fire Science Associate's degree program.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

FIR 170Emergency Care I

4 credits

FIR 171Emergency Care II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Recommended Course Sequence - Semester 1

FIR 170Emergency Care I

4 credits

FIR 171Emergency Care II

4 credits

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