Class Schedule

When choosing classes, please read all of the options and information.

If you are signing up for all of the NCCP classes but are mixing dates, contact the academy prior to signing up, so that you do not need to enter your credit card multiple times.

The American Heart Association BLS Provider recertification course will refresh professionals with the clinical responsibilities to provide lifesaving interventions to victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. This course covers CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants.

The Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) Provider Recertification Course is designed to refresh and train healthcare professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for healthcare professionals and healthcare students with clinical responsibilities.

BLS Providers meets the current ECC 2015 and the current American Heart Association standards for Healthcare Provider CPR and AED. It covers CPR and AED for Adults, Children, and Infants.

The PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Renewal Course is designed to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course trains healthcare providers how to initiate and direct advanced life support procedures that go beyond “basic life support.” Included are covered all phases of stabilization and transport associated with a pediatric emergency in both a field or hospital environment. Students completing this course gain an enhanced ability to evaluate and manage an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.

The PALS course includes participation in a series of simulated core cases that reinforce important concepts, including:

  • Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment
  • The “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

To apply for our program please CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our EMT Program page

Are you interested in a career in the emergency medical services field?  

EMT Academy offers a structured 17 week emergency medical technician (EMT) curriculum to fit the needs of students of all learning abilities.

By utilizing classroom lecture, hands-on skills practice and a supervised clinical experience, it enables our students to learn the information and skills needed to certify and deliver prompt, effective, and efficient emergency care to victims of sudden injury or illness as well as routine non-emergent transports.

The EMT is a vital asset providing both emergent and non-emergent care in the pre hospital setting. This course will prepare students for the state practical and National Registry (NREMT) written examinations.


There are two available options:

  • Day Session is held from 8 AM to Noon
  • Evening Session is held from 6 PM to 10 PM
  • All classes will also meet on one Saturday per month from 8 AM to 5 PM


The EMT course consists of multiple components through which every student shall build the knowledge and skills to care for ill and injured patients in the emergency medical services field.

  • Clinical/Field Internship (approximately 32 hours):
    • Observation in an emergency department (16 hours)
    • Observation in a skilled nursing facility (8 hours)
    • Ambulance ride-along shift (minimum 8 hours)
  • Classroom (approximately 200 hours):
    • Student presentations
    • Classroom discussion
    • Instructor led lectures
    • Labs and skill drills to reinforce the curriculum
    • Real life simulation and scenario based training
    • Practical skills stations in preparation for the certification exam
    • Regular quizzes and in-class Mid-Term and Final Examination
  • Online Learning and At Home Preparation
    • Textbook reading and/or listen to the audio book
    • Homework (both on and offline assignments)
    • Unit Exams

(These hours are scheduled to observe a preceptor in addition to classroom hours and may include day, evening and weekend shifts as determined by our affiliate facilities scheduling needs.)



EMT Academy’s EMT course tuition is $1300.00, which includes the base tuition for our classroom component, textbook, online learning management system for access to your homework and testing, CPR certification, EMT Academy uniform shirts, student ID badge, background check, liability insurance, and scheduling for clinical and field internships, as well as the practical examination if taken with your class at the completion of the course.

Students who are accepted into the course, after an admission interview, must pay an initial deposit of $200 to hold their seat in the course. A second deposit of $200 will be due at orientation approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date. The remaining balance must be paid in full on the first date of class, unless the student has set up a payment plan with EMT Academy.

EMT Academy does not offer financial aid, however we offer payment plans to qualified individuals. Payment options will be discussed during your admission interview.



This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care as an EMT. No prior experience or training is required of the course applicant. In order to be eligible for the state EMT certification examination the applicant must:

  • be 18 years of age
  • be able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug

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 Basic EMT course including 100% attendance.

 These are requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and can be found at:

EMT Academy’s EMT course is designed to prepare our students for the psychomotor skills (practical) evaluation administered by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), as well as the cognitive (written) examination administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once a candidate has successfully completed our course and passed each of the aforementioned tests they can then apply to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for their EMT certification by filling out an application and paying the required fee.



Computer Requirements: EMT Academy recommends that this course be taken using a conventional laptop or desktop computer. iPads and tablets and phones are compatible with some of the online components of the course, but do have limitations and you will not be able to complete all the aspects of the online course work without the use of a computer.

Internet Access: Access codes to our online learning management system will be distributed to students at the course orientation. Reliable internet access is required while attending our course, as this will allow you easily access the course homework, testing, grades, etc.

Dress Code: EMT Academy will provide uniform shirts required for the course and clinical rotations. Students are required to be in uniform while in class, during skills sessions, and during the clinical phase.  Further details of our dress code will be discussed at the course orientation.

Medical Supplies: Each student will need to purchase a vital signs kit, including a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and a penlight.  These kits will be available for purchase at course orientation.  You must also have a watch with the capability of recording seconds for vital signs labs.

Background Checks: EMT Academy requires all students to pass a CORI check.



This course is designed to meet the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements and to teach students and employees how to prepare for potential occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. 

Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, Seventh Edition also covers specific bloodborne and airborne pathogens, such as HIV, the hepatitis B virus, tuberculosis, and other unusual infectious diseases.  

 EMT National Core Competency Requirements (NCCR)

Complete Program (EMT)

This course will be delivered virtually (see below for more information)

  • The courses listed in this module meet the National Core Competency Requirements (NCCR) as outlined by the National Registry of EMTs for those individual courses.
  • If you are interested in taking the entire National Continued Competency Program, you can enroll in the bundled program listed separately. 

Course Topics (20 Hours)

  • Ventilation
  • Oxygenation
  • PostResusucitation Care
  • Stroke
  • VAD
  • Cardiac Arrest (Adult)
  • Cardiac Arrest (Pedi)
  • CNS Injuries
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Special Healthcare Needs
  • At Risk Populations
  • Obstetrical Emergencies
  • Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Toxicological Emergencies
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Immunological Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Transport
  • Triage - MCIs - Disasters
  • Ambulanbce Safety
  • EMS Provider Safety and Vaccinations
  • Culture of Safety
  • EMS Research
  • Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Crew Resource Management


Virtual Delivery:

  • This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom meeting platform with live instructor interaction.
  • We also incorporate Google Classroom for additional materials, quizzes, assignments, etc
    • Must have a Google account with a Google email address (GMAIL) to be able to access the Google Classroom materials.
  • Must have operating camera and microphone (all students must remain on camera and have access to microphone throughout the course to receive credit)
  • Students need to attend all lectures in their entirety and complete all relevant assignments and quizzes to receive credit for the course.



Refund Policy

By completing the enrollment process for this course you agree to the terms of payment and attendance. All individuals enrolling in an EMT Academy class/course must be in attendance from the posted start time of the class until released by the instructor. Students must attend all classes listed in the course outline in order to obtain a course completion certificate. Individuals withdrawing from the course must do so with no less than three days’ notice via email to Individuals who are not able to attend the course and have not withdrawn prior to the three day window will be given the opportunity to re-enroll in a later class (based on availability) which will incur a $25.00 administration fee. Refunds or re-enrollment options will not be given to no-show students. Refund requests submitted prior to three days of the start of the class must be submitted to Refunds will be processed within five business days of the request and mailed to the address shown on the original registration. Students who have paid by credit card must include contact information so that EMT Academy staff may contact the student in the event there is information needed for credit card refund submission.

Course Cancellation

EMT Academy reserves the right to cancel courses or reschedule courses that do not have adequate enrollment numbers.  If a course has to be cancelled, all registered students would be notified (7) days prior to the course date and students would be given the opportunity to attend the course on an alternative date or be given a refund.  In the event of a weather or other event where a course would have to be cancelled, all students will be notified as soon as possible and a makeup date would be scheduled. 

This program is for National Ambulance employees only.  

National Employees assigned to a scheduled orientation program need to enroll via this site.

The New Hire Training program is a (6) day orientation course that will cover many topics including;

  • Regulatory items
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Safety and Wellness
  • EMS Communications
  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • Bloodborne/Airborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Documenttation
  • MOLST/Cessation of Resuscitation
  • Incident Command System/Triage/Mass Casualty Incidents
  • ALS-BLS Interface
  • Glucometry
  • CPAP and Bronchodilators for BLS
  • Behavioral Emergencies and Patient Restraint
  • Customer Service

All employees need to complete 100% of this training including all classroom and practical evolutions.  

Employees will also complete required "field" training under the supervision of a field training officer.

Please click on the appropriate course and register.  If you have any questions on how to enroll, please contact EMT Academy at 413-734-9119.

 This course will consist of (5) virtually delivered classroom days and (1) in person practical skills day

Application Process

If interested, please CLICK HERE to visit our Paramedic Program page and fill out an admissions application for our paramedic program and one of our staff members will contact you!  During the phone call, an in-person information session will be scheduled with you.  The in-person information session allows you an opportunity to meet our staff, tour our facilities, have your questions answered, and register for the class.  All information sessions are held at:

EMT Academy

55 Main St. Bldg B Ste 200 

Chicopee, MA 01020.  


Why choose our Paramedic Program?

  • Classes start every 6 months and run only 3 days per week
  • One (1) year from start to finish
  • Students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid
  • Bridge Program for Employment is available
  • Clinical Internships at Baystate Health System & Trinity Health System
  • Field Internships with a variety of ambulance services providers
  • State of the art training center with multiple high fidelity simulation rooms
  • During simulation and practical sessions, one instructor per every 5 students


Course Schedule

EMT Academy and HCC Paramedic Consortium offers

  • Two (2) paramedic programs each year, with classes starting in September and March.
  • Both programs run for eleven and a half months, allowing you to achieve National Registry certification within one year.

Classes meet on

  • Mondays & Fridays from 0800-1600
  • Wednesdays Nights from 1800-2200.

The last twenty weeks of both programs are dedicated to clinical practicum and field internships. Students continue to attend classes on Wednesday nights but are given a more flexible schedule outside class times to accommodate field internships and clinical rotations.




Thank you for choosing EMT Academy for your training needs.

Please contact our staff if there are trainings you would like to see in the future.

EMT Academy is available to schedule trainings for your staff and at your facility.

For more information please call 413-734-9119.