Hey Kylie. There are many different routes you can take to become an EMT. Some options include taking community class courses (I know a handful of ones in my area have the classes), but I have found that this tends to take much longer than private courses. I got my EMT through a private institute and it was 10 weeks long. If I remember correctly, I went in 3 nights a week on weekdays and full Saturdays for skills. I know at one of the community colleges near me, it takes about 6 months since you need to take 3 classes (First Responder, EMT 1, EMT 2). I also know of a program that does it in 2 weeks, 9-5PM classes, 5 times a week. So there are a lot of different program lengths that you can pick from that you can choose what works best with what kind of student you are, how you retain information, and what just works best with your schedule. I hope this helps!