August 10, 2017 Kenneth Colangelo

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a person who has been trained to provide immediate care for the sick and injured. The job of an EMT is multifaceted, presenting numerous challenges in a variety of emergency environments. An EMT may work in an ambulance or in a hospital emergency department. This course is excellent for people considering careers in fire, police, security, or as a physician’s assistant.

Course Offerings

EMT Basic

Dates: February 6 – May 8, 2019 (M/W) 6 – 10PM Plus select Saturdays

Fee: $799 (includes text, CPR manual, and stethoscope)

Location: Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main Street, Bristol

Instructor: Sharon Kenney and Staff

EMT Basic Refresher

This program is accelerated over four days to fast-track your recertification process. If you are current with your CPR, you are excused from the Wednesday class – proof of certification must be provided prior to the start of class.

Dates: February 28 (W); 12 noon – 4PM for CPR recertification only

& March 1, 2, 3, 2019 –  (TH, F, S); 8AM – 4PM Class

Fee: $245

EMT Course Registration Form

Note the course start date, title, and location – you will need this information to complete the registration form (opens in new tab).

EMT Course Registration Form

Employment Outlook

EMTs are projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to have up to a 15% job growth from 2016 to 2026. Earning potential for a professional working in this area is approximately $35,000 to $37,000.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program Description

This course prepares students to take the state of Connecticut Certified EMT examination and the national board certification exam. The program includes weekly distance learning quizzes on the text companion website. Online certification training in NIMS. All students must have Internet access to take this course. Clinical training along with practicum experiential learning are included as a mandatory part of the EMT program.

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain health care career programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a health care setting.

Time Commitment

The program is approximately 160 hours long including clinical experiences, practical hands-on training, online components, and classroom activities. Because of this, you must make room in your life to successfully complete the program. This is long-term training and requires a commitment of your time and energy.

Upon successful completion of the class, you will not be an EMT. To become a certified EMT you must pass the state of CT examinations.

Payment Information

Total cost for the EMT program is $799. (Price is subject to change) The cost includes book and other materials. A uniform is not required to take the class.

  • Total cost includes book and other materials.
  • CT SNAP approved. SNAP scholarships available for qualified applicants, call Shaina Hamel for details 860.773.1454.

Admission Requirements

An applicant for the EMT training course must be at least 16 years old. Students under 18 must have parents’ permission, and must be 16 by the course completion to be eligible to sit for the state testing. Students over the age of 18 receive both CT and national certification; under 18 receive the CT certification ONLY.

Students must have the following abilities:

  • Lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds.
  • Be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights.
  • Stoop, crawl, and withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture.
  • Work in low light situations and confined spaces.
  • Work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions, make good judgement and remain calm in stressful situations.

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain allied health courses or programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a health care setting.

Register by Email

Complete application packet and email to vmitchell@tunxis.edu.

Register by Fax

Complete application packet and fax to 860.606.9722.

Register in Person or via Mail

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8AM-4PM

Register by Mail

Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis@Bristol
430 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.

Long term EMT training is intensive in nature and will require a commitment of time and energy on your part. It is your responsibility to make time in your life to successfully complete the course and pass all certification requirements.

Program Coordinator: Victor Mitchell

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