EMT Program Description
Code One’s 180 hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program prepares participants to respond to medical emergencies. EMTs respond to emergency 911 calls, assess ill and injured individuals, administer life saving interventions, and transport patients to hospital Emergency Departments aboard ambulances for further treatment. This exciting and demanding course covers human anatomy and physiology, treatment of sick and injured individuals, and transportation of these patients to the hospital.
Our course curriculum involves interactive lectures, hands-on practical training, and 20 hours of clinical observation time in a variety of settings including onboard ambulances and in hospital emergency departments. Code One’s instructors are experienced EMS professionals that bring real-world situations into the classroom. A blend of hands-on practice and interactive lectures prepare Code One EMT students for certification testing and to work as an EMS provider.
Code One’s success is proven – our student pass rates exceed national and state averages and many of our graduates work and volunteer for many EMS services throughout the country including as firefighters, police officers, military, and federal agents. Many Code One grads have continued their education and are now paramedics and nurses.
EMT Course Requirements
- Students must be 16 years of age or older by the end of the course to become certified as an EMT by the State of Connecticut and National Registry of EMTs.
- Students convicted of a felony may not be eligible for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
- Students must maintain a score of 75% or higher in this course to sit for the course final written and practical skills exams. Participants with less than 75% averages during the program will be counseled by their instructor and may be dismissed from the course if their average remains below 75%.
- Students that successfully complete both testing phases will be eligible to test for National Registry written and practical examinations for EMT certification.
- Participants must be in good health and able to perform the physical duties of an EMT. Some clinical sites require students to provide a certification of health signed by a physician, a negative Tuberculin Skin Test or Chest X-Ray within 1 year prior to the start of clinical, and a history of vaccinations. Any specific requirements for clinical sites will be presented on the first day of class and due by the midterm.
Check out our EMT Frequently Asked Questions article.
EMT Textbooks and Materials
Course materials, included:
- Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition
- National Council for Behavioral Health Mental Health First Aid certification
- American Heart Association BLS Provider certification
- Blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, penlight, and pocket mask
- Code One T-Shirt for clinical rotations (navy pants and dark boots are required as well, not included)
- Code One Web Course Tools Access
Optional course materials:
- Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 11th Edition Student Workbook
- Prepaid psychomotor exam voucher
- Prepaid cognitive exam voucher
NREMT and Connecticut EMT Certification
Upon completion of the EMT program participants must successfully complete psychomotor (practical) and cognitive (written) examinations to obtain certification.
The practical examination is a five station skills test that is conducted Wednesday evenings at Code One’s East Hartford center. This examination is administered by the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. Candidates rotate through all stations performing medical and trauma assessments, extremity and spinal immobilization or bleeding control and shock management, CPR/AED, and airway management. Participants must pass all stations to complete the practical examination. Candidates may repeat stations unlimited times until all stations are passed (each station may only be attempted once per exam date). Code One students use the same equipment in class that they will eventually be tested on and are required to be patients at a practical examination during their course.
The written exam is administered by appointment at Pearson Vue Testing Centers nationwide. This computer based test arrives at a pass/fail result based upon the candidate’s ability to answer a varying number of questions derived from the EMT competency areas.
Once both examinations are completed, participants are issued EMT certification from the State of Connecticut and the National Registry of EMTs. NREMT may be used to obtain EMT certification in many other states. Check with your local EMS agency for requirements. Participants who are 16 or 17 years old upon program completion will need to submit an Age Waiver to the Office of Emergency Medical Services signed by a parent or guardian.
Check out our EMT Frequently Asked Questions article.
EMT Course Fee and Payment Methods
Course Fee: $1250 – including EMT textbook, online test preparation program, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, penlight, pocket mask, Mental Health First Aid certification course, and American Heart Association BLS Provider certification. NREMT testing is not included in the course fee.
- Payment Methods: Code One Training Solutions, LLC accepts checks, all major credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex), Paypal, and cash for course payments. Participants may pay a $200 nonrefundable deposit to hold a seat or payment for the program. Participants paying a deposit will receive an invoice for their balance within 2 business days of registration. All course fees must be paid in full prior to the start of class.
- Purchase Orders: Public agencies and businesses may issue a purchase order and be invoiced for participants. Please have participant register using the discount code “INVOICE” and include invoicing instructions (agency name, address, reference PO number) in the comments box. Email completed purchase orders to email@example.com or fax to (888) 427-7448 .
- Payment Plan: Code One accepts Paypal Credit which provides course payment with 0% interest for 6 months. Select “Pay in Full” during registration and choose Paypal for the payment method. You’ll be directed to Paypal’s secure website. Above the “Pay Now” button will be a box that says “Get more time to pay with PayPal Credit” – click the “Apply Now” link. Paypal will pay for your course fees in full and then you can make payments to PayPal for your balance. If you have paid a deposit and wish to pay your balance via PayPal Credit, please email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org for a PayPal Invoice.
- Scholarships and Community Partnerships: Code One has established relationships with a number of community partners which offer job training grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance. Please see our article How to Pay for EMT Training for more information.