Department of Emergency Medical Studies

New Hybrid-Format Classes Available

Prepare for a career that makes a difference!

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics save lives every day by responding to medical calls and making critical decisions.

Get the training you need to become an EMT or Paramedic

  • Enter the healthcare workforce in as little as one semester.
  • Earn college credits or a degree.
  • New and improved hybrid-format classes makes it easy for busy lifestyles.

Located at Bunker Hill Community College’s Chelsea Campus, the Department of Emergency Medical Studies prepares students for an exciting and rewarding career in pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The EMT course at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), EMT-Basic, is a 180-hour, seven-credit course. It is designed for those seeking a career in Emergency Medical Services and will prepare you to function in the field as a competent basic care provider.

Paramedic Studies Certificate or Associate Degree

Paramedic Studies Certificate Program

The 46-credit Certificate Program provides students with all of the coursework necessary to be prepared to take the national licensing exam.

Paramedic Studies Associate Degree Program

Students who complete the 61-credit Paramedic Associate Program will complete the same 46 credits from the certificate program, as well as additional General Education credits.

For more information on how to enroll or which program is best for you, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-228-3398 or email at 


If you would like to apply for this program,
please visit the Apply Now page.

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact:

Jesse Briggs,MPAS,NRP,I/C,PA-C, Department Chair | 617-336-5131

BHCC Chelsea Campus
70 Everett Avenue Room 344
Chelsea, MA 02158