Paramedic Portrait with Ambulance
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in caring for patients in the back of an ambulance en route to the hospital. Students will gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation to sick and injured patients.

Yopics covered in this course include:  patient assessment, cardiac arrest management, airway management, patient immobilization, diabetic emergencies, strokes and seizures.

Students meet for lectures and skills training on campus and also complete a mandatory observation at Middlesex Hospital in the Emergency Department.

This course is offered in cooperation with Middlesex Hospital, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the CT Department of Public Health. The curriculum prepares students to take the exams to become nationally registered and State of Connecticut certified at the basic Emergency Medical Technician level. This program is open to students age 16 and up.

Payment Plan available.

Students who become state certified EMTs are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College!!

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 EMT course

This Program Qualifies for the Following Funding Options:

Turn your dream of a career into a reality

You could be eligible for FREE Training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Program (HCAP). Eligibility based on employment and income guidelines.

Choose from any of these programs:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

For more information on HCAP funding, contact either Omayra Vega at 203-624-1493 ext.216 or TaMesha Greene 203-238-3688 ext.307 and

Veterans should follow the application procedures as outlined. In addition, veterans who are eligible to receive educational benefits must bring a copy of their DD–214 (separation papers) to the College Veterans Office, as well as their VA file–claim number if previous benefits have been received. Married veterans must also submit a copy of the marriage certificate and birth certificates of any children when applying for educational benefits. In order to receive a tuition waiver, eligible veterans must submit a copy of their DD–214 to the Business Office.

A veteran of the Armed Forces who served on active duty during time of war is entitled to a waiver of General Fund tuition provided that the veteran:

  • Received an honorable discharge
  • Is a resident of Connecticut at the time he/she is accepted for admission to the college
  • Served at least ninety (90) days of active duty during any of the following U.S conflicts: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Operation Earnest Will, and Desert Storm. Note: Training, National Guard, and Reserve time are excluded.

Veterans are responsible for notifying the Records Office and the Veterans Office when any change of status occurs (add/drop courses, birth of child, etc.), as well as at the beginning of each academic year. All fees must be paid as they are due unless arrangements have been made in advance with the Director of Financial Aid.

Are You Unemployed?
You may be eligible for funding for several training programs if you meet certain income requirements. Most Middlesex Community College career programs are eligible for WIOA funding. Contact the American Job Center in Meriden at 203-238-3688 ASAP.