EMS and EMT Training

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Basic EMT training program 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.

The Basic EMT will include, but not be limited to:

    • Common medical emergencies
    • Childbirth
    • Working with child patients
    • Lifting and moving patients
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Extrication from automobiles

This course satisfies the requirements for the psycho-motor exam required by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medicine and the written exam administered by the National Registry of EMT as an EMT-Basic. Students must attain a 73 or better grade average to qualify for the psycho-motor and/or written exam. Test fees are not included in tuition. This class qualifies for GI Bill benefits.

Tuition: $1,400.00 (includes book) No Tuition Waivers

Instructor: Greg Lambert

Schedule:

CRN: 15191
Spring Dates: 4/27/2021 – 8/7/2021
Tuesdays 5 – 10 pm and Saturdays 9am – 2pm
MWCC Devens Campus
Hybrid Class Format
Lecture: Online live instructor-led
Practical Training: In-person hands-on training at Devens Campus

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CPR – Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR for the Healthcare Provider  

This course will teach you Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association for one and two-person CPR for the adult, child and infant, as well as the use of an AED and how to respond to someone who is choking.

Two year certification upon completion of the course.

Instructor: Carole Lyman

Tuition: $80 No waivers for these courses.

Schedule:
Date: March 24, 2021, or April 7th, 2021, or April 21, 2021

Click to register for times and locations for the various sections. 

Seats are limited! 

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Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)

(GEMS) provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.· Changes with age, Assessment of older adults, Pharmacology and medication toxicity, Psycho-social emergencies, Elder abuse, End-of-life care issues, Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies, Neurological emergencies and altered mental status, Mobile integrated healthcare, Medical devices frequently used by older adults. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Tuition: $155 (No Waivers)

Schedule:

CRN: 14866
April 13, 2021, 8:30 am – 5 pm
MWCC Devens Campus

*This Class has the potential to go online, due to COVID-19. We will reach out to registered students if this is necessary.

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Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for pre-hospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, which provides the medical direction and content oversight.

Topics covered include:
• Physiology of life and death • Scene & patient assessment
• Airway breathing, ventilation & oxygenation • Circulation, hemorrhage and shock

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

Tuition: $275 (No Waivers)

Schedule:

CRN: 14864
Tuesday and Thursday, March 16th and March 18th, 2021, 8:30 am – 5 pm
MWCC Devens Campus

*This Class has the potential to go online, due to COVID-19. We will reach out to registered students if this is necessary.

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Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

AMLS is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy. (No Waivers)

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

*This Class has the potential to go online, due to COVID-19. We will reach out to registered students if this is necessary.

Tuition: $275.00 No Tuition Waivers

Schedule: TBD Future Schedule

Typically Tuesday & Thursday,  8:30 am – 5 pm
MWCC Devens Campus


EMS – Personal Ethics and Professional Leadership (PEPL)

(PEPL) provides EMS and Mobile Healthcare (MHC) practitioners at all levels with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively interact with patients and their families, other medical personnel, co-workers, supervisors and community residents at large. (No Waivers)

The course covers topics and skills in the following areas:
• Personal and professional values and beliefs • Personal responsibility for ethical decision making • Understanding the concept of “service beyond self” • Strategies for conflict resolution
• Serving as an ambassador for the profession, agency, and community

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a certificate of completion, wallet card good for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit

Tuition: $275.00 No Tuition Waivers

Schedule: TBD future schedule

Typically Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
MWCC Devens Campus


Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program

  • Completely FREE for eligible individuals
  • Take the first steps toward building a career in healthcare
  • Obtain employment in a high demand field
  • Participants will also obtain their 2-year certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED
  • After successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the practical and written certification exams to become a certified nurse assistant in Massachusetts.

All potential students must meet with a counselor to review policies and complete enrollment forms.

Students must:

  1. Have a high school diploma
  2. Meet eligibility guidelines
  3. Show proof of residency
  4. Submit signed health evaluation form

For more information about MWCC’s CNA training program, contact Adult Education and Training at 978-630-9363 or AET@mwcc.mass.edu.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When are classes scheduled?
Please refer to our online listing of individual professional development classes.

What is the refund policy for noncredit classes?
Please refer to the noncredit class bulletin for our refund policy.

How do I withdraw from a class?
Call 978-630-9525 in order to withdraw from a noncredit class.

How do I learn about cancellations?
Please refer to the noncredit class bulletin for cancellation information.