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Emergency Medical Technician


Emergency Medical Technician

Code One's Emergency Medical Technician program has graduated over 400 individuals since the first program began in 2007. Our EMTs work and volunteer throughout the United States and include police officers, military, firefighters, and federal agents. Many Code One graduates have continued their education and now work as nurses, physicians, and paramedics. We are proud of our EMT program and its graduates and we are motivated to provide the best program possible. We hope that you share the same motivation to become a Code One EMT.

Cost: $850
Includes all books and materials. Summer daytime courses are $950.

Code One's 180 hour Emergency Medical Technician program prepares participants to respond to medical emergencies. EMTs respond to emergency 911 calls, assess ill and injured individuals, administer life saving interventions, and transport patients to hospital Emergency Departments aboard ambulances for further treatment.

This exciting and demanding course covers human anatomy and physiology, treatment of sick and injured individuals, and transportation of these patients to the hospital. Our course curriculum involves interactive lectures, hands-on practical training, and 20 hours of clinical observation time in a variety of settings including onboard ambulances and in hospital emergency departments.

Code One's instructors are experienced EMS professionals that bring real-world situations into the classroom. A blend of hands-on practice and interactive lectures prepare Code One EMT students for certification testing and to work as an EMS provider. Code One's success is proven - our student pass rates exceed national and state averages and many of our graduates work and volunteer for many EMS services throughout the country including as firefighters, police officers, military, and federal agents. Many Code One grads have continued their education and are now paramedics and nurses.

Reviews from the Fall 2013 EMT Courses:

Upon completion of each course, our students write anonymous evaluations of their experience at Code One. Here are comments from our most recent course:

  • "Your presentation of information preps you very well for state exams."
  • "Diverse staff with excellent experience."
  • "Very hands on; helpful."
  • "The use of the internet to help us understand the material. Instructors field experience and explanations of treatments."
  • "Best class taken!"
  • "Absolutely AMAZING!!! instructor! Very friendly, well organized, and approachable."
  • "Very good instructor; excellent class"
  • "Instructors teaching methods and experience."
  • "Definitely entertaining instruction keeps your attention - sad this is the last class. Would do it all over again!"
  • "Good practical practice time."

Students must be 16 years of age or older by the end of the course in order to become certified in Connecticut and 18 years or older to become Nationally Registered (not required for CT Certification). Students convicted of a felony may not be eligible for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. Students must maintain a score of 75% or higher in this course to take the course final written and practical skills exams. Students that successfully complete both testing phases will be scheduled for National Registry written and practical examinations for EMT certification

Participants must be in good health and able to perform the physical duties of an EMT.

Some of our clinical sites require students to provide a certification of health signed by a physician, a negative Tuberculin Skin Test or Chest X-Ray within 1 year prior to the start of clinical, and a history of vaccinations. The requirements for the clinical site are presented on the first day of class.

This course includes all necessary books and materials including:

-Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th Edition EMT Textbook
-Jones and Barlett Navigate TestPrep: EMT
-American Heart Association BLS (CPR/AED) for Healthcare Providers 2 year certification
-Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, penlight, and pocket mask
-Code One T-Shirt for clinical rotations (navy pants and dark boots are required as well and are not provided)
-Code One Web Course Tools Access

Upon completion of the EMT training program, participants must successfully complete National Registry of EMTs psychomotor (practical) and cognitive (written) testing.

The practical examination is a six station skills test that is conducted Wednesday evenings at Code One's East Hartford center. This examination is administered by the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. Candidates will rotate through all stations performing medical and trauma assessments, extremity and spinal immobilization, CPR/AED, and airway management. Participants must pass all six stations to complete the practical examination and may repeat stations unlimited times within three years of course completion until all stations are passed (however, each station may only be attempted once per exam). Code One students use the same equipment in class that they will eventually be tested on and are required to be patients at a practical examination during their course.

The written exam is administered by appointment at any Pearson Vue Testing Centers. This computer based test arrives at a pass/fail result based upon the candidate's ability to answer a varying number of questions derived from the EMT competency areas.

Once both examinations are completed, participants will be issued registration from the National Registry of EMTs (if over 18 years of age) and certification from the CT Department of Public Health (all participants).

Code One Training Solutions, LLC accepts check, credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex), and cash for course payments. Agencies, such as fire and police departments, may submit a purchase order and be invoiced for course expenses.

Code One also offers a payment plan for EMT training programs financed through Secure Payment Systems, Inc. There are three payment plan options - 3 months; 6 months; and 12 months. A $50 service fee is charged to participate in the payment plan program in addition to finance fees from SPS. Payment plan participants should pay a $100 deposit to reserve their seat in the EMT program (although this may be financed as well).

When the participant is ready to begin their payment plan (which may be any day up until the first day of their course), they must bring in a personal check for 25% of the total financed amount. SPS will review your eligibilty to participate in this program and will provide Code One with an immediate response. If approved, the 25% payment will be deducted from your checking account immediately and the monthly debit will be deducted every 30 days thereafter for the time period selected. If SPS does not approve your eligibility, you may select another method to pay for your course or have your deposit refunded.

Below is a sample of the costs associated with financing a typical EMT program:

Item90 Day Payment Plan6 Month Payment Plan12 Month Payment Plan
EMT Course Fee$850$850$850
Payment Plan Fee$50$50$50
SPS Financing Charges$101.50$126.38$282.14
Total Paid Through SPS$901.50$976.38$1132.14
25% Payment$225.38$244.10$283.04
Monthly Debit$225.37$122.05$70.76
Total Debits3612
Total Paid for Course$1001.50$1076.38$1232.14

We recognize that the payment plan system may be confusing at first. Please contact Director, Rich Shok with questions by calling 860.786.1789 ext. 4.

Scholarships may be available for some students. Here is a list of organizations that provide scholarships for EMS programs:

Boundtree Medical Scholarship Program

NAEMT Foundation Scholarship

NAEMT Advancement Scholarship (must be certified as EMR to apply)

Emergency Medical Technicians work as volunteers and for pay in a variety of environments including aboard municipal and commercial ambulances and in hospital Emergency Departments. Job prospects for Emergency Medical Technicians are expected to be excellent due to the increasing needs of an aging population. The average hourly wage in Connecticut for an Emergency Medical Technician is $18.25/hour.

See the Bureau of Labor Statistics Fact Sheet

Current Openings at Locations that Hire Emergency Medical Technicians:

Volunteer EMS Providers:

Commercial Ambulance Services (Minimum Age Usually 18-21, Companies Vary):

Aetna Ambulance (Hartford, CT)

Ambulance Service of Manchester (Manchester, CT)

American Ambulance Service (Norwich, CT)

American Medical Response (West Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, CT) - Greater Hartford jobs aren't usually posted to website, apply in person.

Hunter's Ambulance Service (Meriden, Middletown, CT) - Jobs aren't posted online, apply in person.

Emergency Departments (Patient Care Technicians):

Backus Hospital (Norwich)

Eastern Connecticut Health Network (Manchester/Vernon)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain/Southington)

Middlesex Hospital (Middletown/Marlborough/Westbrook)

Saint Francis Hospital (Hartford)

Regional Emergency Medical Technician Job Postings (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)

Code One Training Solutions, LLC does not represent the above organizations. Successful completion of this program does not guarantee employment. If your organization hires Emergency Medical Technicians, please email us your opportunities page so that we can list your organization.

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  1. Summer 2015 Intensive Emergency Medical Technician Program Session I (5 Week)

    Summer 2015 Intensive Emergency Medical Technician Program Session I (5 Week)

    Jun 15, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday thru Thursday

    Code One Training Solutions, LLC
    87 Church Street
    East Hartford, Connecticut

  2. Summer 2015 Intensive Emergency Medical Technician Program Session II (5 Week)

    Summer 2015 Intensive Emergency Medical Technician Program Session II (5 Week)

    Jul 20, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday thru Thursday

    Code One Training Solutions, LLC
    87 Church Street
    East Hartford, Connecticut

  3. Fall 2015 Daytime Emergency Medical Technician Program

    Fall 2015 Daytime Emergency Medical Technician Program

    Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Code One Training Solutions, LLC
    87 Church Street
    East Hartford, Connecticut

  4. Fall 2015 Evening Emergency Medical Technician Program

    Fall 2015 Evening Emergency Medical Technician Program

    Aug 31, 2015 - Dec 3, 2015
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    Code One Training Solutions, LLC
    87 Church Street
    East Hartford, Connecticut

  5. Fall 2015 QVCC Emergency Medical Technician Program (Danielson)

    Fall 2015 QVCC Emergency Medical Technician Program (Danielson)

    Sep 21, 2015 - Dec 22, 2015
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

    Quinebaug Valley Community College
    742 Upper Maple Street
    Danielson, Connecticut

    Call QVCC to Register - 860.412.7300

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