EMT Program

Prepare for EMT certification in as few as six weeks with Cambridge College's hybrid training program in Boston.


EMT Training Program Overview

Learn how to provide emergency medical care to people in critical situations with Cambridge College's EMT training. Acquire skills in symptom recognition and emergency care procedures and techniques.

This program can be taken as a pre-baccalaureate certificate or a post-baccalaureate certificate. Courses in this training program are taught in a hybrid format through scheduled remote classes via Zoom and in-person classes at our Boston campus.

EMT Training Program Highlights

The Cambridge College EMT program offers multiple schedules and a hybrid format (a mix of online and on-campus classes) to make it easier for you to fit the coursework into your life. We offer 6-week, 10-week and 12-week programs. Space for this program is limited.

Program Benefits

  • Convenient location: The Cambridge College Boston/Charlestown campus offers free parking and is on the Orange Line (Sullivan Station). The facility offers state-of-the-art classrooms, comfortable study spaces, computer labs and more.
  • Experienced faculty: This accredited program was developed by faculty with more than two decades of emergency medical education experience. It is endorsed by seasoned EMT training professionals who have proven track records of educating successful, employed graduates.
  • Earn a degree: You will earn 12 credits toward an undergraduate degree at Cambridge College by successfully completing this program.
  • Continuing education for professional recertification: Cambridge College will offer continuing education for EMTs using the latest National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) recertification model. EMTs require a total of 40 hours of continuing education in EMS (20 hours of the National Continued Competency Requirement, 10 hours of individual continuing education and 10 hours of local/state continuing education).

Program Schedule

Choose the EMT Training program schedule that works best for you. (Program schedules are subject to change.)

EMT Careers

As an EMT, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of settings or to pursue further education toward becoming a paramedic or other medical professional.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts is one of the top-paying states for EMTs. In Boston, the mean annual wage for EMTs is $50,290.*


Mean annual wage for EMTs in Boston*


Top-paying state for EMTs*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, 29-2042 Emergency Medical Technicians, https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292042.htm (visited December 28, 2023).

EMT Jobs

As a certified EMT, you could work in settings such as:

  • Hospital emergency departments as an ED technician
  • Fire departments
  • Ambulances
  • Security departments
  • Oil rigs (on- or off-shore)
  • Scuba diving teams
  • Search & rescue teams
  • Cruise ships
  • Hotels & resorts
  • Casinos
  • Film and TV sets

Career paths also include:

  • Emergency dispatcher
  • Member of a disaster medical team
  • Police officer
  • Harbormaster
  • Athletic trainer
  • Nursing assistant
  • Lifeguard
  • Health information technician
  • Aquatics manager
  • Emergency equipment service technician
  • Forensic science technician
  • Wildlife or wilderness EMT
  • Ski patrol EMT
  • Sporting EMT
  • Event EMT
  • EMS educator
  • Safety representative for a construction company

Program Costs

The total cost of the program is $1,600, which includes your student fee and textbooks. There is a maximum class size per course and students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis. The $250 deposit reserves your spot in a course, and is deducted from your tuition cost.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to take the state practical exam ($175) and the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) cognitive exam ($104) to become a certified EMT. Note that to work in Massachusetts as an EMT, a MA State Certification application fee of $150 is also required. Also note that the practical exam fee for exam candidates not trained by Cambridge College is $225.

EMT Admissions Application

Submit the following application to apply for the Cambridge College EMT training program in Boston. After acceptance, you will be required to register for the class in which you would like to enroll.