Emergency Medical Technician Program


Emergency Medical Technician Program

What is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

EMTs care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. They respond to emergency calls, performing medical services, and transporting patients to medical facilities, and most often work on ambulances for hospitals, private ambulance services, fire departments, or other rescue services.

Course Description

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

Topics include patient assessment, cardiac arrest management, airway management, patient immobilization, diabetic emergencies, strokes, and seizures. It also covers 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. The curriculum prepares students to take the exams needed to become nationally registered and state-certified as Emergency Medical Technicians.


NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.

  1. At least 16 years of age
  2. HEALTH FORM REQUIRED in order to register for the program. Completion of the Health Form is required to attend clinical for this program. Please complete the form with your medical provider. You can download the form here: TRCC Health Form.
  3. Personal medical insurance
  4. Clean criminal background. A criminal background check may be performed. Students who have a criminal record are denied access to clinical internship sites.

COVID-19 vaccine for students at clinical sites

Students who have internships (at hospitals, medical centers, clinics, etc.) connected to their academic studies at a CSCU institution, and who do not want to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to medical or non-medical reasons, should apply for an exemption at that organization/site.  CSCU can only grant and control medical and non-medical exemptions on the college campus-not outside it.   We understand that some clinical/allied health sites may not allow for any exemptions, and if this is the case, we should work with the student to find an alternate suitable site.  If this cannot be accomplished, the student should be advised of this and may need to reevaluate their decision to not get the vaccine.

Course Schedule

Fall 2022- CRN# TBD

  • Instructor:  Mike Davis
  • Instructional Method: Traditional – These classes are fully on campus. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
  • Lectures Dates: TBD
  • Lecture Times: TBD
  • Cost: $1,459.00, supplies included. National Exam Cost, not included
  • Room: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.

Please Note: It is mandatory that you provide all necessary forms with your registration. A seat will not be held until all of your documentation and payment are received.

Veterans and WIOA Eligible