Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to be an EMT?

To become an EMT you will need to complete an approved EMT course consisting of no less than 170 hours. Our EMT course will consist of classroom lectures, psychomotor skills testing, and twelve hours of ambulance ride along, twelve hours of hospital clinical rotations in an Emergency Department. After graduation from an approved EMT program the student can sign up and test with the National Registry of EMTs, if certification is your goal you must successfully pass the National Registry examination.

What are the prerequisites?

EMT students must have the following to enroll in the EMT Academy Minimum Levels of Education

  • No previous medical experience is necessary.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicant must have completed a high school education with diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants must posses a high school level mastery of the English language in reading and writing. (No other language services will be offered at this time)
  • Applicant must have current vaccination records including:
    • TB
    • MMR
    • Tetanus
    • Varicella
    • HEP-B
FOR EMT academy students only: Prior to course admission, student must have a valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate consistent with American Heart Association or Red Cross.

What do I need to bring to class?

Students need to bring their own laptop, iPad or other acceptable electronic devices. We will issue you your very own set of Class A uniforms and textbooks so that you can begin your journey to becoming an EMT.

What should I expect?

You should be ready to commit yourself to an intensive seven-week course that is a 170 hours minimum of instruction, where you will be tested both mentally and physically. There are daily reading assignments and quizzes that follow our textbook. At BATA we will blend your education with a strong skill set that will make you an amazing EMT.

What are my career possibilities?

The sky is the limit. EMTs can be employed in a wide variety of companies such as ambulance services, emergency rooms, offshore oil rigs, fire departments and much more. Typically EMTs find employment at a private ambulance company to begin their career. BATA offers job assistance services to assist our graduates in finding meaningful employment after graduation. We extend these services to all recent graduates and alumni of the program. During our course you will meet representatives from local ambulance companies in order to find the right fit for your future goals.

What are the next steps (How do I sign up)?

Contact our enrollment specialist at 1.800.701.7333 or you can visit us online at to learn more.