Emergency Medical Technician
Our 180 hour program trains students in responding to medical emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians respond to 911 calls, provide a thorough patient assessment, 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 on board ambulances and in hospital emergency departments.
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 provide Code One Training Solutions, LLC a certification of health signed by a physician that includes a negative Tuberculin Skin Test or Chest X-Ray within 1 year prior to the start of clinical. Students must also attend the mandated clinical and classroom hours and achieve a score of 75% higher throughout the program. Students are required to wear uniforms to clinical sites.
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.
Current Openings at Locations that Hire Emergency Medical Technicians:
Volunteer EMS Providers:
Commercial Ambulance Services (Minimum Age Usually 18-21, Companies Vary):
Emergency Departments (Patient Care Technicians):
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.
There are no prerequisites for this program. Individuals with a felony conviction may have difficulty becoming certified. Connecticut certification requires participants be 16 years or older; National Registry certification is 18+ and may be applied for once the participant turns 18 if desired.
Code One Training Solutions, LLC accepts check, credit card (Visa/Mastercard), and cash for course payments. Agencies, such as fire and police departments, may be invoiced for course expenses.
Code One offers a payment plan for EMT training programs. The payment plan divides the total cost of the course into 3 equal payments due at registration, the midterm, and at the final exam. There is a $50 service fee to participate in the payment plan program.
Scholarships may be available for some students. Here is a list of organizations that provide scholarships for EMS programs: