The E.M.T. program covers proper techniques in first aid, patient assessment, extrication, communication, HAZMAT and Terrorism awareness, and various other concepts to give a beginning basis for students to become an E.M.T. The class meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements and upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam. This course is offered in partnership with Norwalk Hospital and requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension.

Program: Become a Certified EMT
WHEN: Oct 2nd – Feb 28th However, we need at least 10 students in order to hold the class.
DAYS: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Some Saturdays. No classes on Wed Nov 22nd and Mon Jan 1st

TIMES: Mon and Wed from 6pm – 10pm and some Saturdays from 8am-4pm

Saturday dates: 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/17

WHERE: Comstock Community Center 180 School Rd. Wilton

Click Here. Select Adult Programs and look for Become an EMT

COST: ~$1,200 plus course book

Required material: Course Book: Emergency Care, 14th Edition. To access the material, please follow these directions (NOTE: the link below may NOT be active yet):
1. Go to
2. Sign in with your Pearson student account if you already have one, or create a new account.
3. Select “Use a Credit Card or PayPal”
4. Fill out the Form for payment ($99.99) to get access to the MyLab online version

Please order these materials for the class (you wont need the first week or so)
EMT Starter Pack
CPR Assistant (currently Unavailable – new link coming soon)

**Please email with unisex polo shirt size, which is required for the class.**

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Important Information

Immunization and Physical Examination Requirements

  • Immunizations are required by OSHA when student works in EMS system.
  • Student must be physically able to perform required skills (CPR, splinting, spinal immobilization)

Testing and Prerequisites

  • There are no testing or prerequisite requirements for this class.
  • Good reading skills are required, extensive didactic material.
  • Student must pass a written & practical exam to pass class.
  • Successful completion of EMT class qualifies student to take State of CT written & practical.
  • Student must be at least 16 years old, at time of State exam, to be EMT.
  • This program is open to the general public.

Length of EMT Program

  • Course runs for a full semester and consists of evening and some Saturday sessions:
    – Evening sessions (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) meet twice a week
    – Saturday sessions (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) see dates above

Observation hours

  • Students will spend 4 hours of Norwalk ER observation time.
  • Clinical time on Norwalk Ambulance with 10 patient contacts
  • Observation time will be on the Norwalk Hospital EMS ambulance.
  • Norwalk Hospital is the only approved site for observation.
  • Uniform appearance required.
  • Day, evening and weekend hours are available.
  • Students will schedule time to fit their schedule.
  • Scheduling of observation hours may be done during or after the class, although    students will not pass until the observation hours have been completed.

Course Content

Topics Presented:

  • Orientation/Introduction to Emergency Services/Well Being of an EMT
  • Medical/Legal/Ethical Issues
  • American Heart Association CPR
  • Lifting and Moving
  • Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Life Span and Development
  • Airway Management
  • Respiration/Artificial Ventilation
  • Scene Size up and Primary Assessment
  • Vital signs and Monitoring
  • Secondary Assessment/Reassessment
  • Communications and Documentation
  • Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation
  • Diabetic Emergencies and Altered Mental Status
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric
  • Suicide/Poisoning and Overdose Emergencies
  • Abdominal Emergencies
  • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
  • Bleeding, Shock, and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Trauma to the Head, Neck, and Spine
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • OB/GYN
  • Domestic/Minor Sex Trafficking
  • Emergencies for Patients with Special Challenges/EMS Operations
  • Hazmat/MCIs/Incident Management
  • Highway Safety and Vehicle Extrication

Quizzes, Exams, & Practical Skills

There will be quizzes at each class meeting to assess whether the student is retaining the information.

There will be student demonstrations of practical skills learned during skill sessions.

A passing grade is a 70% or higher average on all exams. Pass all practical skills exams.

For further information or questions please email or call 203.834.6245