Emergency Medical Technician Training Course

The EMT course offered by Yale New Haven Hospital Center for EMS  is approved by the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services and prepares the student for taking the National Registry of EMT(NREMT) exam for certification.

This comprehensive course is about 200 hours and is designed as an entry level program that trains the layperson to be a proficient EMT based on the National Educational Standards. Half of the program is delivered in standard lecture format while the other half is spent performing practical exercises and hands on skills in order to develop a good foundation of knowledge and be able to provide practical application of that knowledge base. 

The course covers anatomy and physiology, primary and secondary patient assessments, triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, treatment of bleeding and shock, cardiac arrest management, fracture care, spinal injuries, and other medical and traumatic emergencies. Additional areas of study include the use of automated external defibrillators, general pharmacology, and American Heart Association CPR certification. Our program also offers a full day extrication class involving a "jaws of life" demonstration. 

The class meets three times a week for four hours and is approximately three months in length. The course is broken down into seven modules, each of which includes pertinent anatomy and physiology, didactic lecture presentations and preparatory skill labs:

In addition, students are required to complete 32 hours of clinical time; 16 hours of hospital based emergency department time and 16 hours of pre-hospital ride time with one of our affiliated EMS/Fire services. These rotations are scheduled through the program at times convenient to the student. 

Tuition and Enrollment Eligibility

Tuition for the EMT course is $1350. A $550 deposit is required upon registration and the balance is due with the first two weeks of class. The tuition includes the EMT text book, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, penlight, CPR certification and uniform polo shirt. It does not include National Registry testing fees. Students must be a minimum of 18 years old by the start date of class. There is no admission test for this course.

Monthly payment plans are available for both the EMT and Paramedic program tuitions.