Emergency Medical Technician Course

The EMT Class will be running this Spring semester from January 23, 2018 to April 26!

Every academic year, MERT facilitates an EMT class taught by an instructor contracted through MERT and GCC for those looking to get EMT certified. The class covers how to provide basic life support (BLS) services following national and Massachusetts standards. After successful completion of the course, there is the a scheduled practical exam. You are then permitted to take your written examinations within a year of completion of the course. After passing these exams, applicants will earn national EMT certification and can then apply for Massachusetts state reciprocity. Mount Holyoke students who successfully complete the course are encouraged to join MERT!

Topics to be Covered:

Introduction to Emergency Care Training
Body Substance Isolation and other Well Being
Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
Human Anatomy
Baseline Vital Signs and Sample History
Lifting and Moving Patients
Airway (includes support and oxygen use)
Scene size-up and Initial Assessment
Communications and Documentation
Bleeding and Shock
Soft Tissue Injuries
Musculoskeletal Care
Injuries to the Head, Spine, Chest, and Abdomen
General Pharmacology
Respiratory Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies
Diabetes, Altered Mental Status
Environmental Emergencies
Behavioral Emergencies
Infants and Children
Ambulance Operations

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the class meet?
The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 10pm and the following Saturdays from 9am to 5:30pm: 2/10, 3/3, 3/24, 4/21. Classes will not take place from 3/10 to 3/18 for vacation. Orientation day TBA.

Where will the class meet?
The class will meet on the campus of Mount Holyoke College in The Reese Psychology and Education Building.

How much does it cost?
The cost of the course is dependent on enrollment, but it usually costs around $1,200.

How do I register for the EMT class at Mount Holyoke?
You can register for the EMT class here! Please also send an email to mountholyokeems@gmail.com.

Why does this Class not show up on MyMountHolyoke?
The EMT class is not offered through Mount Holyoke College - thus, it will not appear on MyMountHolyoke and you will not get college credit for it.

Can I take the EMT exam in a different state?
You can, however it is usually easier to be certified in Massachusetts first and then apply for reciprocity. Individual case questions may be sent to the Director and Assistant director at mountholyokeems@gmail.com.




CPR/AED training (American Red Cross)

These CPR courses will teach students the necessary skills for pediatric, infant, and adult CPR and AED training for one or two responders. The training is offered multiple times every semester and is instructed by our very own MERT EMTs! The fee is $40 to become certified!
Spring 2018 dates coming soon!