ACEMS Interterm EMT Class
ACEMS runs an EMT-B certification course over interterm. This year's course will run from January 6-22, 2014. In addition we are hoping to hold several introductory classes at the end of the fall semester. It will be held in Merrill Science Building at Amherst College. Preference is given to Amherst College students, but students from the 5 colleges may apply.
Thank you for your interest in EMS and the squad.
Update The Interterm EMT course is overenrolled, and we are no longer accepting applications. There are other classes in the area at Mt. Holyoke, Greenfield Community College, and UMASS. We encourage you to apply next year!
We are always looking for motivated individuals to join our team.
If you are First Responder or EMT certified and would like more information joining ACEMS, please E-mail
Upfront Tuition Assistance
If you are an Amherst College student and need upfront tuition assistance for EMT class, please notify ACEMS (). The availability of upfront tuition assistance is not guaranteed. If you need tuition assistance, please check with us before signing up for any EMT class.
In addition, ACEMS reimburses its members for the full cost the Interterm EMT Class held at Amherst College as well as state certification Fees. One half of the full reimbursement amount is awarded for every two semesters a member runs in good standing with the squad. That means members can be reimbursed for the full cost of the Interterm EMT Class and State Certification after four semesters. However, applicants must have taken the Interterm EMT class at Amherst College to qualify for reimbursement.
Please note that the conferment of membership in ACEMS is contingent upon ACEMS staffing needs and the applicant's performance in written and practical evaluations during the ACEMS application process. Passing EMT class and attaining state EMT certification does not guarantee acceptance. Update: Beginning with the Interterm EMT class of January 2012, members must attain and maintain Massachusetts EMT certification to receive educational reimbursement. First responder certification alone no longer qualifies a member to receive educational reimbursement.
Other EMT Classes in the Area
Students who were not able to enroll in the Interterm EMT course may find other offerings available in the local area. Any EMT course that certifies you to be a Massachusetts EMT-B or higher will allow you to apply to join ACEMS. However, acceptance into ACEMS is not guaranteed and will depend on your demonstrated EMT skills and knowledge as well as ACEMS staffing requirements.
Other EMT classes in the area:
(ACEMS is not affiliated with these class providers. Contact ACEMS for information about potential tuition assistance or reimbursement for these classes.)