There are 2 schools in the state of Connecticut that offer EMT training options. To become an EMT in Connecticut, students have to complete EMT training in the form of an approved class or program. From there, individuals have to pass skills examinations and tests from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians to obtain licensure or certification. Below are reviews of EMT and paramedic training programs that are available at these Connecticut schools.
Capital Community College
Capital Community College is in Hartford and offers several certificate options for EMT training. The basic emergency medical technician program that results in a certificate is 160 hours in length and is offered in cooperation with the state's Department of Public Health and Office of Emergency Medical Services. The training in this program goes over issues like trauma, patient assessment, airways, EMT operations and infants and children. Additionally, students can pursue a certificate or an associate in science in one of the following majors: emergency medical technician - emergency management response, emergency medical technician - paramedic, emergency medical services instructor and fire science and EMS.
Goodwin College, located in Hartford, offers a certificate in paramedic studies. This paramedic certificate is typically the next educational step for EMTs as applicants to the program must have certification for EMT-B or EMT-I. The certificate program takes 4 semesters to complete and is 30 credits in length. The curriculum requires several EMT paramedic courses, a field internship, a few clinical classes and several anatomy and physiology courses. This coursework meets the standards and requirements set by the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's standard national paramedic curriculum.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||EMT Training Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)|
|Capital Community College||2-year, public; midsize city|| Basic (EMT-B) Certificate,
Emergency Medical Services Instructor Certificate,
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate,
Emergency Medical Technician - Emergency Management Response Certificate
| $4,102 (in-state)*
|Goodwin College||4-year, primarily associate's, private not-for-profit; small city||Certificate in Paramedic - EMT||$19,950*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.