RegisterTodayEmergency Medical Technicial National Certification
at Anna Maria College


Classes begin January 13, 2021. They will meet every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as well as two (2) Saturdays a month at 9:00 a.m. 


Course description

EMS220 Emergency Medical Technical
This training course prepares the student for testing leading to national certification as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. The course familiarizes students with the overall objective of improving the quality of pre-hospital emergency care rendered to victims of accidents and sudden illness. Students gain key emergency skills applied in a variety of situations including trauma, cardiac emergency, and childbirth, and learn how to use and maintain common emergency equipment. The course includes lecture, laboratory and field experiences. This training requires a minimum of 130 hours which meets the US Department of Transportation course of study with a grade minimum of 75. To be recommended for the national certification exam, students must have a course average of 77% and must successfully pass the final written and practical exams.


Tuition Costs - Spring 2021

EMT Class: $1,020.00
Exam Test Fee: $275.00 


Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

Nature of the Work
People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. The EMT represents the first response of the emergency medical system. An EMT trained at this level is prepared to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. The EMT has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.


At the EMT level, coursework emphasizes emergency skills, such as managing respiratory, trauma, and cardiac emergencies, and patient assessment. Formal courses are often combined with time in an emergency department or ambulance. The program provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and emergency childbirth. Students learn how to use and maintain common emergency equipment, such as backboards, suction devices, splints, oxygen delivery systems, and stretchers.


All 50 States require EMTs and Paramedics to be licensed, but the levels and titles vary from State to State. This program provides students with National licensing.


EMT and Paramedics are the fastest growing fields compared to all occupations in 2018. There are over 241,200 EMT jobs in the United States.


Average salary in Massachusetts, according to Indeed.com, for an EMT will continue to grow.


For questions regarding the EMT program please contact Ted Flanagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ricci Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For general admission information, please contact the office of admission at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (508) 849-3360