Emergency Medical Technician [EMT] Basic

About our Program
This 172-hour program is designed to prepare students to function in the field as pre-hospital care providers. Successful completion allows the student to sit for State of Massachusetts and National Registry of EMT’s Emergency Medical Technician certification exams. The curriculum follows National Standard Curriculum, and meets and/or exceeds the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) requirements.

This is an entry level program for those who wish to seek a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) up to the paramedic level.

Students learn how to manage emergencies in the pre-hospital environment including but not limited to: medical, traumatic, obstetric, psychiatric, pediatric, geriatric and environmental emergencies.

Students receive 172-hours of classroom and hands on skills training.

Students must acquire and/or maintain a Health Care Provider CPR certification.  Massasoit Community College offers this certification training for students who do not currently have Health Care Provider CPR.  To register, call 508-588-9100 x1310 or see the schedule below.

Course requirements
In order to be eligible to take the State/National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (written & skills based), exam students must meet the following requirements set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. The applicant, in order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination must:

  • be able to read, understand and  communicate in English;
  • be 18 years of age;
  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any  drug;
  • be able to lift and carry 125 pounds; and
  • 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 EMT course including 100%  attendance.
  • Internet access is required in order to  research and complete course assignments  and participate in an EMT online testing  component. (Computer labs with wifi access  are available at the college).

Middleborough Center

CRN: 26993 / Course: CSHH035 M1
Dates: February 4 - April 18, 2019
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
Middleborough Center, Room: MDL127
Cost: $969

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.

CRN: 26994 / Course: CSHH035 M2
Dates: February 5 - April 27, 2019
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Middleborough Center, Room: MDL127
Cost: $969

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.

Canton Campus

CRN: 26969 / Course: CSHH035 C6
Dates: March 2 - May 25, 2019
Days: Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Canton Campus, Room: C208
Cost: $969

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.

EMT Basic Standout Student 
Michael Farias

EMT Basic - Sam Finney

Most 12-year olds don’t know what they want to do for a career.  Michael Farias did.  Growing up with a father who was a state trooper and a mother who was a nurse, Michael was drawn to a vocation revolving around helping others.  As a boy, a friend of the family spoke with him about becoming a Paramedic and Firefighter and Michael never looked back.

After graduating from high school, Michael followed the path of his friend Sam and took the EMT Basic certificate program at Massasoit Community College.  Upon graduating from the program, he started working for Lakeville Fire Department as an on-call firefighter as well as an EMT for Brewster Ambulance.  He credits Massasoit EMT/Paramedic instructors, Natassia Swanson and Jack Pearsull, and EMT/Paramedic Director, Scott Meagher, with giving him the training and guidance necessary to excel in the programs and pass the EMT state licensing exam on his first attempt. 

In addition to his two jobs, Michael has kept busy taking Paramedic classes at Massasoit.  He hopes to complete his studies by the end of August 2018 and be one step closer to his dream of working as a Paramedic and Firefighter.  When asked what he would say to someone considering the EMT and Paramedic programs at Massasoit, Michael said: “It’s an awesome school.  The instructors put in the time and effort to help you succeed.  They give you 110%.”

Do you have your Healthcare Provider CPR certification?

CRN: 27002 / Course: CSHH379 M5
Dates: February 8, 2019
Day: Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Middleborough Center, Room: MDL127
Cost: $89

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.
CRN: 27001 / Course: CSHH379 M3
Dates: February 13, 2019
Day: Wednesday
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Middleborough Center, Room: MD109
Cost: $89

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.
CRN: 26858 / Course: CSHH379 B1
Dates: April 23, 2019
Day: Tuesday
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Brockton Campus, Room: B327
Cost: $89

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.
CRN: 26859 / Course: CSHH379 B2
Dates: May 21, 2019
Day: Tuesday
5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Brockton Campus, Room: B327
Cost: $89

For all other payment types, call
508-588-9100 x1310.

*Note: Additional fees are required for textbook, uniform, national testing, and MA State Certification.  Students are also required to participate in an online EMT component (separate).

This program is supported by the United Way of Greater Plymouth County

Certificate of Completion
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion this program. Students who successfully complete the program are NOT required to take the Massachusetts/National Registry EMT Exam, but are strongly encouraged to do so. One must pass the State exam in order to be a certified EMT at the Basic Level.

Students who pass the State exam may bring their State certification to the Registrar’s Office to receive up to three credits for having earned this certification. The credits can be applied only to the Fire Science Program.

Who Should become an EMT?

  • Anyone with a strong desire to help people.
  • Anyone looking for a career in public safety or pre-hospital care.
  • Seasonal workforce (landscapers, carpenters)
  • Firefighters
  • Police

About our instructors
Nastassia Swanson has been a practicing EMT-Paramedic for the past six years in a large urban setting responding to 911 calls and critical care transports. She has been an Instructor for five years and takes pride in inspiring her students to provide “people care”.

Donald Tebeau has been an EMT since 1989 and a paramedic since 1994.  He has worked in rural and urban settings including the City of Weymouth and the Town of Rehoboth.  Donald is currently a Captain and Shift Commander with the Mansfield Fire Department.  He loves teaching and being involved with the EMT Basic program.  In particular, he enjoys helping students work toward their goals and preparing them to work in the EMS field.

Withdrawal and Refund Information

To withdraw, you can visit the Registrar’s Office in Brockton, the Enrollment Center in Canton, or the main Office in Middleborough. Alternatively, you can: (1) send an email from your Massasoit email account to Registrar's Office email requesting withdrawal, or (2) send a fax to 508-427-1246 with your printed and signed name requesting withdrawal.

Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0-50% depending on the length of the course.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your drivers license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.


Kelley Tilden
Director of Community Education
Tel: 508-588-9100 x1310
Fax: 508-427-6532
Email Kelley
Paul Key
Associate Director of Community Education
Tel: 508-588-9100 x1312
Fax: 508-427-6532
Email Paul


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