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This EMR to  EMT Bridge Program is an entry level course of 90+ hours that will prepare students for participation in pre-hospital patient care. This is a State of Connecticut approved bridge course that trains  an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) to become an  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students enrolling in this course will be required to provide proof of a valid EMR certification.

Course Details Summary

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  1. This is an online course, with in person skill lab instruction
  2. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments
  3. We will email each student an invitation to our online, remote, orientation once we receive the registration.
  4. Students are required to complete skill labs of 4 hours weekly to a total of 32 hours for the course.


All students are required to meet the competency of skills as determined by The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. This is usually accomplished within 28 hours of instruction. We have skill labs available daily at varying times during the day, with some exceptions. Students are responsible for registering for their labs after they complete orientation.

4, 6, and 8 Week EMT Classes and EMT Bridge classes require 2 four hour labs per week

12, 16, and 24 week EMT Classes require 1 four hour lab per week.

Our skill labs are groups of not more than 5 students

The following items will be completed during our online, remote orientation, please allow 2 hours for orientation: Our online orientation requires the ability to live stream with our moderator either by webcam with microphone, or call in by phone with video access.
  1. Student forms ( should be completed prior to orientation meeting)
  2. Review grading and student expectations
  3. Enroll in the online course
  4. Review syllabus and milestones
  5. Review course requirements, NIMS, Communications etc.
  6. Review the functionality of the program
  7. Students will be taught how to sign up for skill labs.
  8. Students must come to our facility not less than 4 hours per week to complete psychomotor lab requirements.

List of required items:

  1. A computer for online lectures and assignments
  2. An internet speed capable of streaming video content.
  3. Clinical Uniform that will consist of: Black Pants – Dickies (no jeans, no scrubs, no yoga pants)
  4. Polo type shirt – included in cost of class
  5. Solid Black non-permeable shoes
  6. Watch – digital type or has a second hand. (any watch that must be “woken up” is not acceptable)
  7. Small spiral bound notepad

The cost of our class includes: 

  • Online digital access to Jones and Bartlett AAOS EMT 11th Edition
  • Digital Copy of AAOS 11th edition EMT text (paper text can be purchased for an additional fee)
  • Access to lectures and online activities and assignments
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR certification
  • American Heart Association Blood Borne Pathogens certification
  • Blood Pressure cuff and stethoscope
  • Access to National Testing preparation program
  • Clinical Uniform shirt
  • 12 hours of mandatory Pre-Hospital clinical observation – Ambulance ride time coordinated by CPR Training Professionals