August 17, 2021 Duc Tinh

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic


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The EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certificate prepares students to sit for the national Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam and also meets the educational requirements for entry into the Paramedic certificate and associate degree program at Capital Community College. This certificate provides graduates with the skills to enter into the job market in a field with high demand and consistent employment opportunities.


Melissa Bettigole,, 860.738.6393
Erin Kennedy,, 860.738.6419


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to function as competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians (Basic).
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the human body and how it functions, as well as how diseases, disorders, and injuries impact that function.
  3. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills and use of medical terminology.
  4. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician.
  5. Apply ethical, logical, critical, and analytical processes in identifying problems, alternative solutions and making informed decisions related to the prehospital/emergency healthcare environment.
  6. Sit for the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification exam (students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam after successful completion of EMT 105 and EMT 110).



EMT* 105 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic 1^ – 4 credits
BIO* 110 Principles of the Human Body OR BIO* 121 General Biology – 4 credits
MAT* 137 Intermediate Algebra – 3 credits


EMT* 110 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic 2^ – 4 credits
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE* 121 General Chemistry I – 4 credits



^As part of the curriculum, students are required to complete clinical observation time with an ambulance service.

Federal Regulation, 34 CFR 668.43-Institutional Information for Disclosure for Licensure Program requires the institution to disclose whether completion of a covered licensure program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation.

Disclosure is applicable to this program. Professional certification and education are state requirements to work as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Our program leads to eligibility for nationally-recognized professional certification required by the state for employment in the field.