Emergency Medical Technician
Many agencies – such as police and fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and private ambulance services – employ Emergency Medical Technicians. For individuals who would like to pursue a career in public safety, Monty Tech SCE offers an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic) program. Monty Tech SCE designed the program to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to pass the EMT Basic state certification exam. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) recognized this EMT Basic program as an approved training institution.
Using the current US Department of Transportation EMT Basic curriculum, students receive over 180 hours of instruction. This amount exceeds the minimum standard required by OEMS. The lead instructor and program coordinator is an approved EMT Instructor/Coordinator with OEMS. The other instructors are medical professionals with a wide range of patient care and teaching experience: including EMTs, RNs, BSNs, and physicians. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the EMT Basic state certification exam. Moreover, during the program, students will have opportunities to earn other certifications, such as Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB), to name a few.
Students do not require prior medical experience or training. However, regulations require that students attend all scheduled hours of the program to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination. In addition, students should be at least 18 years old, able to read and write in English, free from addiction to alcohol or drugs, able to carry 125 pounds, and does not possess any physical or mental defect or disease that could impair their ability to provide emergency care within the scope of EMTs training and responsibilities on duty. All students are subject to a CORI/SORI check. To enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Program, student must register and begin in August 2016. For more details, contact the Continuing Education Department at (978) 345-9200 ext. 5220.