Emergency Medical Technician Training

(non-degree program)

People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). EMTs and paramedics provide vital attention, caring for and transporting the sick or injured to medical facilities. In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene, where they determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition. Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient. For more information, please call 978-630-9110.

HCC 111Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only)4
HCC 112Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only)4

Technical Standards EMT

EMT students enrolling in EMT courses (HCC 111 Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only) and HCC 112 Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only)) must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Comprehend textbook material at the 11th grade level.
  • Communicate in a verbal and written format.
  • Gather and draw conclusions from data acquired from patient treatment.
  • Lift heavy loads (patients or equipment) that may exceed 100 pounds.
  • Manipulate gauges and valves associated with, for example, oxygen delivery.
  • Manipulate small devices such as syringes, IVs, resuscitation equipment, etc.

Program length

Typically, these courses can be completed in one semester. HCC 111 Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only) meets the first seven weeks of a semester and HCC 112 Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only) meets the second seven weeks.


Upon completion of HCC 111 Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only) and HCC 112 Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only) with a final grade of 73 percent or better, students are eligible to take the state certification exam (the practical exam costs $150, the written exam costs $70, and a $175 host site fee.) Exams are not given through MWCC; however the instructor will assist students in registering for exams.

Transfer options

Students can use these credits as career electives in MWCC’s Allied Health programs (AHC & GSAH). Consult with your academic advisor. For transfer information, please click here.

Career options

For career options, please click here.

Special requirements

Students must have proof of immunizations, liability insurance and a Criminal and Sexual Offender Records Information (CORI/SORI) check (see Selective Program Requirements). Drug testing may be required by individual clinical agencies. Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Earning potential

$21,290 to $35,210.


HCC 111. Emergency Medical Technician I (Evening Only). 4 Credits.

This is the basic course for Emergency Medical Technician/Ambulance that follows the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare in conjunction with the National Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. This is a lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practical application of the knowledge and skill necessary to care for individuals who have life-threatening emergencies and injuries. This is the first half of the requirement for certification. Prerequisites: ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement. Evening only.

HCC 112. Emergency Medical Technician II (Evening Only). 4 Credits.

This is a continuation of EMT Emergency Medical Technician I, dealing with the care of individuals who have common medical emergencies, childbirth, problems of children as patients, lifting and moving patients, environmental emergencies, and extrication from automobiles. This course is the second half of the requirement for certification. Prerequisite: HCC111. Evening only.