EMT Training Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our EMT class has been suspended until further notice. There will not be an EMT course in the foreseeable future, as UMass EMS will focus our efforts towards fighting the pandemic.

Want to become an EMT?

Course Breakdown

  • Classroom component
    • In-class lectures
    • Regular Quizzes
    • Written Mid-Term and Final Examinations
  • Practical Skills Training

Hospital observation and ambulance ride time will be required and are not included on the syllabus. Personal internet access is recommended as there are regularly scheduled online homework assignments. Further information on scheduling for these required items will be given once class begins.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Convenient locations on campus
  • Every Teaching Assistant is an undergraduate EMT
  • Positive learning environment
  • Career development among like-minded students
  • Access to our campus EMS coordinator to help with certification process and continuing education
EMT Syllabus 2019.pdf

Course Details

Class Logistics

Dates: 9/30/19 - 4/1/2020

Location: Draper Hall, UMass Amherst campus.


  • Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuition and Application Process

  • UMass EMS™ EMT course tuition is $1500.00. This price is all inclusive of the cost of obtaining EMT course completion. This includes the course textbook (Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition), CPR certification, blood pressure cuff kit, and the state practical examination fee, if taken with the class at the completion of course.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must pay in FULL within two weeks after acceptance in order to reserve their seat. The application will close after the class has reached full enrollment.
  • After the first class, all money received is non-refundable. Anyone choosing to withdraw from the course before the date of the first class will have both their checks returned uncashed. Those remaining in the program will have their checks deposited immediately after the date of the first class.

This course has been developed for all individuals desiring to perform emergency medical care with an ambulance service. 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 by the time of class completion
  • be able to lift and carry 125 pounds
  • 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 their ability to provide emergency care within the scope of an EMT's training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the class
  • The student must also successfully complete the EMT course including 100% attendance.