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EMT Basic Course Fall 2023
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Our popular Fall EMT program will begin on Friday September 22nd, 2023 and will be ending on Saturday December 16th, 2023. This 12 weeklong program will be delivered using a blended learning style. The primary educational portion of this course will delivered online and away from the classroom using Brady MyLab, which is a learning platform with the course e-textbook integrated into it. The design of this course requires absolute dedication from enrolled students as they navigate through independent study, with instructor facilitated assessments and virtual meetings to ensure proficiency in each topic. Students will have access to all necessary resources needed to successfully complete this program after purchasing access to Brady MyLab (not included in the course tuition).

​The skills portion of this program will be conducted in person, in the classroom. Skill lab sessions will be taught by our talented staff of NYS EMS Instructors. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions during the program as listed on the course schedule. Students must also maintain the required academic average as defined in the program policies and procedures, in order to complete the program. 

​All students will be required to have been vaccinated against covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination the first night of class. We do not require students to have boosters.

Students must have a valid government ID, such as a state issued driver’s license, state issued ID card, or passport. Your ID will be required the first night of class

​This course is open to the public. Although our EMT program is very challenging and will require absolute dedication from enrolled students, rest assured that our excellence in EMS education is second to none! Students will also receive AHA CPR Certification at no extra cost, upon successful completion of the course. After successful completion of the course and NYS Exams, the student will receive NYS Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. So, if you want to earn your NYS Certification as an EMT, this is the course for you! The cost of the tuition for this course is $800.00. The tuition does not include the cost of other required materials listed below. (We do not offer financial aid or payment plans)

​Other required materials:

  • Course Textbook-We will be using the Brady Emergency Care 14th Edition with Brady MyLab access for this course. We suggest purchasing Brady MyLab with E-Text access, however, if you prefer a paperback version of the textbook, you can purchase that as well. Access to Brady MyLab is required the first night of class. No other textbooks or editions will be accepted. Students may Brady MyLab with E-Text access by going to and using ISBN# 9780135379080 (current cost-$104.99). Click Here

  • AHA BLS Provider Manual (2020 CPR textbook)-This book can be purchased from various distributors. Information will be provided in class regarding this book. (cost- aprox $13.25)

  • Course Equipment-Students will need a stethoscope and wristwatch for this course. Costs will vary depending on the brands purchased.

  • Course Uniform- Students will need a basic uniform for the course skill labs and ambulance rotation requirements. The uniform will consist of navy-blue EMS pants and a navy blue a polo shirt without writing, logos, or patches on either garment. Specifics regarding uniforms will be provided upon completed registration. The cost will vary depending on brand and location the uniform is purchased.​

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be 17 years of age by December 31st, 2023, in order to enroll in this course. No exceptions.

  • Students must be physically capable of performing all required skills included in the EMT Program, as defined by the NYS DOH “Functional Job Description of an EMT”.. 


  • The tuition for this course is $800.00. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be required in order for the course registration process to be completed, and a seat in the course to be guaranteed. This deposit must be received by IVAC within 5 days after completing the course registration form, otherwise your seat in the course will not be held. This deposit is not refundable, and must be cash, check, or money order. The remaining $700 will be due the first night of class. No exceptions. ​

  • For students who are associated with a NYS EMS agency, you may be eligible for NYS reimbursement in the amount of $700.00. NYS DOH requires you to be an active member of a NYS EMS Agency at the start of the EMT course and remain such through the reimbursement process. A NYS DOH Membership Verification form will be provided to you at the start of the EMT course, which will need to be completed by both you and your agency administrator. A receipt will also be provided to you by IVAC for the tuition you pay us. Once you complete the course and receive your NYS EMT Certification, your EMS Agency can request reimbursement from the NYS DOH, and return the tuition to you. You are not eligible for reimbursement if you do not complete the course and do not receive your NYS EMT Certification. 

Note regarding attendance.

  • Attendance in the course is mandatory for all sessions. Students who fail to adhere to the attendance policy may not be able to finish the course. (Attendance at the first session is mandatory)

  • Adherence to the course schedule and completing assignments on-time is required. We cannot modify the course schedule or course requirements due to a student’s summer vacation plans or other personal conflicts. 

The IVAC EMS Training Center reserves the right to cancel any program, prior to the start of a program, due to low enrollment. In the event that a program is cancelled, tuition or tuition deposits will be refunded in full. We do not provide refunds for textbooks or equipment purchased by students. We also reserve the right to modify the course schedule before or during the course as necessary. Tuition and tuition deposits are not refundable due to a modification of the schedule. 

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