EMT and Pharmacy Technician credit courses, CNA non-credit course

Certified Nurse Assistant (Non-credit)

Become a trained professional who supports the nursing staff in long-term care facilities and rehabilitation clinics by providing basic care for patients. Students will be eligible for certification upon successful completion of the following courses, which must be taken concurrently (CORI is required):

NON-002E 01

Principles of Clinical Practice (Asynchronous and Hybrid), 
Patient Care Skills Asynchronous and Hybrid (Lab required).

This course includes the anatomy and physiology of body systems, diseases and conditions, ethics in healthcare, communication skills, medical terminology and standard transmission-based precautions. It teaches the patient care theory and clinical skills required to take the Certified Nurse Aide and Home Health exams.

Practicum for Nurse Aide (off-site practicum)

This is a clinical practicum of 21 hours at a skilled nursing facility to fulfill the State Nurse Aide Certification requirement.

Certified Nurse Assistant staff

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course (Credit)

Get the training you need to become an EMT! Emergency Medical Technicians play a critical role in providing emergency care to victims of accidents and other illnesses before victims are transported to a hospital. (CORI is required)

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 students to function in the field as competent basic care providers.

The curriculum follows the national standard EMT-Basic Curriculum, and meets and/or exceeds the requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of Emergency Medical Services.

The Massachusetts and National Registry EMT Certification Examinations

Upon successful completion of the EMT-Basic course, students will receive a certificate with seven earned credits and will be eligible to take the Massachusetts/National Registry EMT Certification Examination. In order to be certified as an EMT at the Basic level in Massachusetts, students must pass the state examination.

The exam, which is both written and skills-based, requires that test-takers must be:

  • Able to read, understand and communicate in English
  • At least 18 years old
  • Free of addiction to alcohol or drugs
  • Free from any physical or mental defect or disease which might impair their ability to provide emergency care within the scope of EMT training and responsibilities, or which might jeopardize the health of another member of the course
  • Able to complete the EMT course with a perfect attendance record

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program (Credit)

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Attend a mandatory information session
  • ENG-095: Writing Skills II (3 credits) or placement


  • PMT-111: Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians I (4 credits)
  • PMT-112: Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians II (4 credits)
  • PMT-113: Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians III (4 credits)
  • PMT-299: Practicum and Seminar for Pharmacy Technicians (4 credits)

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Upon completion of the certificate program and after attaining a 75% or better score on the Board of Pharmacy Qualification Exam, the student will be able to apply and be licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.
  • Graduates are prepared to apply and sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Upon passing the National PTCB Exam graduates will be able to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.

Lateia M. Johnson

Rapid Reemployment Workforce Initiative, Workforce and Economic Development