Students may apply for admission to the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Certificate and Paramedic Studies programs by contacting the Enrollment Services Office and completing an application. All application criteria must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office to be eligible for admission. The fall program is the Day program. The spring program is the Evening program.
Candidates must complete the following:
1. Documentation of graduation from an approved high school or acceptable equivalent preparation.
2. Documentation of State of CT Emergency Medical Technician certification.
3. Documented verification of Emergency Medical Technician experience is required. Related health care experience may be considered. Applicants must have verification of involvement in 50 to 75 patient care calls as an EMT in an ambulance.
4. Mandatory entrance test(s) as part of the admission process.
5. Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic entrance exam with a qualifying score of 80 or above.
6. Two letters of reference from professional contacts.
7. Documentation of a current Healthcare Provider level cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR).
8. Successful completion of background check (at student expense).
Admission is based on successful fulfillment of the prerequisite requirements and the completion of the applicant’s file. All required prerequisite documents must be on file for applicants to be accepted into the program. Acceptance is done on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Because enrollment in the Paramedic Studies Program is limited, not all qualified candidates can be accepted. Once the class is filled, any qualified candidates who are not accepted will be placed on a waiting list for the next class start date. All applicants are informed of their status via mail.
Once accepted into the program, information regarding additional health form requirements, such as physical exam and immunizations, as required by the clinical and field sites, will be forwarded to the students. This information must be submitted by the dates designated in the program Welcome Packet or students will relinquish their seat in the program.
In addition to the designated tuition and college fees, students selected to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program are financially responsible for books, uniforms, transportation, and fees required for the paramedic National Registry exams (CAT and practical), and State of Connecticut Licensure costs.
Readmission to the Paramedic Studies Program
Requests for readmission into the Paramedic Studies Program must be submitted in writing to the Director of Paramedic Program.
All requests will be considered by the Paramedic Readmissions Committee, whose decisions are based on the applicant’s Quality Point Average, previous academic and clinical performance, and space available in the program.
Applicants are notified of committee decisions by mail.
Readmission is not guaranteed.
Daniel Tauber, M.Ed, CCEMTP, NRP, NCEE, EMS-I
Department Chair, Health Careers and Public Safety Professor and Program Director, Paramedic Program
Paramedic program admissions apply to the following programs: