Emergency Medical Technician Program

The Workforce Development Department at EMCC is planning to offer training opportunities in Emergency Medical Services in 2023! 

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

Through the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan and the Harold Alfond Foundation, EMCC hopes to offer both an EMT-Basic and EMT-Advanced program to a limited number of qualified individuals at no cost to the participants. 

The costs associated with the following, will be waived for individuals who qualify for the program:

  • Tuition & fees
  • Textbooks
  • Materials
  • Exam fee

An EMT, also known as an EMT-Basic, cares for patients at the scene of an incident and while taking patients by ambulance to a hospital. An EMT has the skills to assess a patient’s condition and to manage respiratory, cardiac and trauma emergencies.

An Advanced EMT, also known as an EMT-Intermediate, has completed the requirements for the EMT level, as well as instruction in more advanced medical procedures, such as administering intravenous fluids and some medications.

Application/Enrollment Requirements:

  • 18 years of age by the start of the course
  • Maine state resident
  • Copy of high school transcript, GED or HiSET, and/or higher education transcript (if applicable, for transfer credit review)
  • Required Immunizations: See the EMS STUDENT IMMUNIZATION FORM

Program Schedule

These programs are anticipated for 2023. The webpage will be updated as more details become available.

Please indicate your interest in future enrollment using the form below or reach out with any questions to workforce@emcc.edu.

Financial Assistance

Inquire with any of these public assistance programs for support with any of your educational or financial needs including tuition assistance for continuing education credits, laptop and internet assistance, transportation, and other necessities.

Scholarships – Eastern Maine Community College Foundation

Eastern Maine Development Corp. WIOA program – Contact Kim Donovan, KDonovan@emdc.org, 207.561.4043, for eligibility requirements

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program – Click here for more information about this program.

Maine Community Foundation – The Maine Community Foundation offers scholarships for non-traditional students. Click here for more information or contact Cherie Galyean, CGalyean@mainecf.org, 207.412.2017.

HOPE Program Navigator (for Penobscot, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, and Northern Waldo counties) – Email Suzanne Graves-Hall, Suzanne.graveshall@maine.edu, 207.356.9154. Fax: 207.581.2532. Toll-free: 1.800.281.3703. General Line: Teri Mann, hope@maine.edu, 207.551.3331 or apply online.