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EMT-Basic Program

EMTs in ambulanceEMS Academy offers Emergency Medical Service (EMS) training at the main campus of Cambridge College in Boston. The EMT-Basic programs run year-round with 12-week, day and evening programs as well as 6-week intensive sessions

Upcoming courses include:

March 2020 (Spring) - 6-Week Accelerated (24 Days) EMT Course:
3/16/20 - 4/29/20

Monday through Thursday: 9am - 4pm (weekends off)

Spring-Summer 2020 - 12-Week Traditional EMT Course: 
5/28/20 - 8/15/20

NIGHTS - Tues & Thurs: 6pm - 10pm and every Saturday 9am - 4pm

May 2020 (Summer 1) - 6-Week Accelerated (24 Days) EMT Course:
5/28/20 - 7/9/20

Monday through Thursday: 9am - 4pm (weekends off)

July 2020 (Summer 2) - 6-Week Accelerated (24 Days) EMT Course:
7/14/20 - 8/15/20

Monday through Friday: 9am - 4pm (weekends off)

Course Description

EMS Academy's EMT Courses offer comprehensive classroom training, the opportunity to do a shift in an emergency department to see EMT's interact with hospital staff, the opportunity to do a shift on an ambulance to see EMT's working in the field, and our most popular field extrication day at Weymouth Fire Department, utilizing the equipment and skills you have learned in the classroom and applying them in the field. This gives you a much more realistic educational experience with hands on field experience. Students also complete an American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider Course which is also included in your tuition.

State of Massachusetts Course Information

EMT-Basics provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. EMTs possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation, and they function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. EMT-Basics perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The initial training course for EMT-Basics consists of Didactic (classroom) learning that follows the National EMS Education Standards published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In order to be eligible to be certified as an EMT-Basic, a person must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Abstain from the abuse of drugs which impairs professional judgment and/or practice
  • Be free of any physical or mental impairment or disease which could reasonably be expected to impair the ability to be an EMT, or which could reasonably be expected to jeopardize the health and safety of the patient
  • Meet the training requirements applicable to the level of certification
  • Obtain National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification by successfully completing a Massachusetts psychomotor (practical) examination and NREMT cognitive (computer-based) examination

Once an individual obtains NREMT certification, they must apply for Massachusetts certification in order to work as an EMT-Basic in the Commonwealth.

For more information, schedules, and to register for the course, visit

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About EMS Academy

EMS Academy staff has been educating EMT and Paramedic students since 1993, offering the very best all-inclusive EMS Educational experience available. EMS Academy students learn to master the newest practices in emergency medicine using the most current curriculum and technology, and are inspired to raise the standards of pre-hospital patient as exceptionally trained, confident and compassionate professionals.  EMS Academy is an Accredited Training Agency with the Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and approved by the Massachusetts State Agency for Veterans Education Benefits.