Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
A non-credit program that prepares you for a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time. Textbooks and exams included in price.
Funding WIOA, SNAP
Commitment 6 months-1 year
130 lecture hours- days and hours vary depending on semester and campus.
Terms Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
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 how to:
- identify the nature and seriousness of the patient's condition or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care
- administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient's condition
- lift, move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury
- perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description
- demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to function as competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians
- demonstrate knowledge of the human body and how it functions, as well as how diseases, disorders, and injuries impact that function
- demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills and use of medical terminology
- identify the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician
- apply ethical, logical, critical and analytical processes in identifying problems, and alternative solutions and making informed decisions related to the prehospital/emergency healthcare environment
- complete NIMS and OSHA requirements
- sit for the Emergency Medical Technician certification exam
- 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
- Additional requirements and vaccinations may be needed based on clinical site. Also, if the student has a criminal record, access could be denied to the internship site.
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