Westfield State plans to resume its traditional, on-campus schedule for fall 2020. Given the ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we believe it is also prudent to develop contingency plans. Updates will be communicated as they become available.×
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a blended course consisting of an online component, face to face lectures, and clinical labs. Students are provided instruction, on theoretical knowledge and skills, in symptom recognition and emergency care techniques pursuant to state and national protocols.
An EMT’s ability to react prudently in an emergent situation is a critical factor leading to positive outcomes in medical emergencies; the program utilizes real world, live patient simulations. Students will also participate in scenario-based patient assessments, dynamic problem-based group exercises, and larger Inter-Professional Healthcare Collaborations working with other healthcare programs on campus.
Our instructors have more than 35 years of prehospital and teaching experience and designed the program to prepare students for the current, rapidly evolving healthcare system. In addition to providing a firm foundation of technical knowledge students are challenged to be patient-centered, team-based providers. They are also exposed to inter-professional communications and critical thinking exercises to optimize the continuum of care.
Accreditation & Certification
Our EMT Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. To practice as an EMT in Massachusetts, individuals must successfully complete an accredited training program, pass both a state practical and a national written exam, and obtain certifications from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and OEMS. Graduates of the program are eligible for both certification exams; the University hosts the state practical exam twice a year.
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