• Cost

    $1,699

    Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time. Textbooks and exams included in price.

  • Commitment

    130 Lecture Hours

    Days and hours vary depending on semester and campus.

  • Terms Offered Fall, Spring, Summer

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Do you work well under pressure and in stressful situations? Are you looking for a fast-paced career caring for others? 

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a short-term training program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency patient care and ambulance transportation to sick and injured patients en route to the hospital.

This program covers topics including patient assessment, cardiac arrest management, airway management, patient immobilization, diabetic emergencies, strokes and seizures as well as information about the emergency response system. This course is offered in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the Connecticut Department of Public Health and prepares students to take the exams to become nationally registered and state-certified as Emergency Medical Technicians.

In This Course You'll Learn To:

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  • identify and assess the patient's condition, providing appropriate emergency medical care based on findings
  • safely lift, move, position, and handle patients to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury
  • perform effectively, meeting job description expectations, and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills for an entry-level emergency medical technician
  • demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, including the use of medical terminology
  • understand roles and responsibilities, apply ethical decision-making processes, and ensure compliance with NIMS, OSHA requirements, and readiness to sit for the emergency medical technician certification exam

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age (parental form required if under 18)
  • Must be 18 years old to enroll in the national registry

Please Note:

  • Additional requirements and vaccinations may be needed based on the clinical site. 
  • If you have a criminal record, access to the internship site may be denied.

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