Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Our next EMT course will be next offered in Fall 2021.

Job Description

An Emergency Medical Technician is the first responder on the scene in the event of accident or illness. An EMT must assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, extricate trapped individuals, and transport injured or sick people to medical facilities.

Employment Outlook

According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the 2016 average hourly wage for EMT/Paramedic was $21.54 per hour.  However, the DOL does not differentiate between EMT and Paramedic wages, and paramedic salaries are higher as more training is required.

Program Description

This course prepares students to sit for the initial State of CT Certified EMT examination and national board certification, a primary qualification for EMT personnel. The course is also useful for police and fire department personnel, ski patrol members, and other emergency personnel and first responders. Students must attend at least 150 hours, achieve a course grade of 75 percent or above and be recommended by the instructor to sit for the State exam. The exam fee of $125 is paid at the time a student applies to take the test. The course instructor will inform students about the test dates and application process. Students need access to a computer with internet and email for handouts, quizzes and to complete the training. In addition to the classroom sessions, students will complete an additional 40 hours riding along in an ambulance and observing a Hospital Emergency Department. Students must provide their own transportation to the observation assignments. A waiver signed by a parent or guardian is required for students under 18 years of age.  Required textbook information and a list of supplies can be found in MCC’s Non-Credit Workforce Development catalog.

More Information

For more information, please visit the current  Non-Credit Workforce Development catalog.

Carleigh Schultz
Director of Non-Credit Programs
Continuing Education Division