Emergency Medical Technician

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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam required for EMT certification. This course meets all the educational requirements as required by the Vermont Office of EMS. This course will:

  1. Prepare EMTs for practice in a variety of health care settings (employment and volunteer).

  2. Provide students with a strong basic curriculum to meet certification requirements.

  3. Provide students with the foundation for advancement within the pre-hospital care profession.

This course is approved by the Vermont Department of Health EMS Office - course number: 19-12-02-EMT

Please see the VDH EMS Office website for more information about the Vermont EMS system and licensure requirements


Class Schedule - this is an ACCELERATED COURSE: This course runs meets 9 AM to 3 PM on the following dates:

  • January 7-11

  • January 14, 16-18

  • January 22-24

  • January 28 & 30

  • February 4 & 5

  • February 11

  • February 18 & 19

  • March 6 or 7

  • Attendance for all class sessions is mandatory.

  • Classroom days do taper off to 1-3 per week as of Jan. 28 so students may perform clinical experience on an ambulance or in a hospital emergency department on days class is not in session.

Class Location: 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT 05201 – Phone: 802-442-5817

Office Hours: Each classroom/lab session will have dedicated question and answer time to review or clarify course materials. Additional scheduled remote or in-person office hours will be scheduled by the primary instructor/coordinator based on program progression.




Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. Selected student must provide payment in full by December 1, 2018. Failure to pay tuition will result in dismissal from the program. We have established the following policy regarding cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the start of class will be issued a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations made within 30 days but at least 7 calendar days prior to the start of the class will be issued a refund minus a $150.00 administrative fee.

  • No refunds will occur after seven calendar days before the start of the course or if the student has accessed the online learning system.

The fees for the course will cover:

  • Course Tuition including Clinical Experience

  • Textbook

  • EMT Class polo shirts

  • Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, shears, and pen light


  • 18 years of age by the time of course completion

  • No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from licensure or certification

  • Health requirements, on Bennington Rescue medical forms provided after course registration:

    • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.

    • Proof of current immunizations as required for clinical experience.

    • Attestation from your primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) stating that student is physically fit for the expectations of the course.

    • Failure to comply with health requirements excludes an individual from this course.


Attendance is required for all class sessions. 

Students must wear EMT class polo shirts with uniform-style pants (black, blue, or khaki are acceptable).

It is up to you to quickly evaluate whether the rigors of this course and expectations will allow for your academic success. If you fail to attend or complete any portion of the course in the first week, it will be assumed that you are dropping the class.

There are three components to the course:

  1. The online, interactive didactic lecture portion and assigned homework (estimated 40-100 hours)

  2. The classroom lecture portion and skills labs (120 hours), and

  3. The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences (ADDITIONAL 64+ hours of time)

All three components must be completed to get an EMT course completion certificate.

As a course with online components, the student must complete any assigned didactic materials through the Jones & Bartlett Navigate 2 system or other applicable learning management system. 


Applications closed on October 24 for the January accelerated EMT program. Please subscribe below if you are interested in future EMT courses.

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