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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

Get the training you need to become an EMT! Emergency Medical Technicians play a critical role in providing emergency care to victims of accidents and other illnesses before victims are transported to a hospital.

The EMT course at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), EMT-Basic, is a 180-hour, seven-credit course. It is designed for those seeking a career in Emergency Medical Services and will prepare students to function in the field as competent basic care providers.
The curriculum follows the national standard EMT-Basic Curriculum, and meets and/or exceeds the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Career Pathways

EMTs play an important role in emergency care. Many successful healthcare professionals start out as EMTs. An EMT certification and practical EMT experience are required for those wishing to advance into careers as paramedics; visit bhcc.edu/paramedic for more information on the Paramedic Studies Associate Degree Program at BHCC.


For current tuition and fees see Tuition & Fees. Students are responsible for paying for all supplies, equipment and/or uniforms, as well as state and national examination fees.

How to Register

No application is required to register for the seven-credit Emergency Medical Technician course, EMT-103. To register, follow the following steps:

The Massachusetts and National Registry EMT Certification Examinations

Upon successful completion of the EMT-Basic course, students will receive a certificate with seven earned credits and will be eligible to take the Massachusetts/National Registry EMT Certification Examination. In order to be certified as an EMT at the Basic level in Massachusetts, students must pass the state examination.

The exam, which is both written and skills-based, requires that test-takers must be:

  • Able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • At least 18 years old
  • Free of addiction to alcohol or drugs
  • Free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair their ability to provide emergency care within the scope of EMT training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the course
  • Able to complete the EMT course with a perfect attendance record

Visit nremt.org for more information.