Students must be 16 years of age at the completion of class to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut, but may start the program before they turn 16.
This 200+ hour course is an entry level program that will train you to be an integral member of the pre-hospital team. The course provides instruction in basic life support skills such as CPR, airway management, treatment of bleeding control and shock recognition. In addition, we will cover: care for trauma victims, medical emergencies, OB/Gyn, and pediatrics.
During the program you will be required to complete 20 hours of observation time, separate from class time, at the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department and/or at a local ambulance service provider.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Successful completion of the exam is required in order to be certified as an EMT in Connecticut. The tuition fee includes:
- Trauma Shears
Blood pressure cuff
CESI EMT Program Shirt
The following textbook will be used:
Brady’s Prehospital Emergency Care, 11th edition by Mistovich and Karren
and Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th edition By Marieb and Keller.
The examination fee for the NREMT practical exam is NOT included in the cost of the program.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at AHATCC@hhchealth.org
Regards, CESI EMS