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Healthcare Pipeline: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

NFA's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Pilot Pipeline Program is offered in conjunction with the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and American Professional Educational Services. The program prepares students to meet a growing need of workers in healthcare. The EMT Pipeline includes lectures, practical laboratory stations, hands on skills training and ambulance ride time. After successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination.  
Students in NFA's CNA Pipeline pose for a photo in the back on an ambulance
Studens in NFA's EMT Pipeline Program speak with an EMT at a tradeshow

Program Benefits

  • Earn industry-recognized credential prior to graduation

  • Gain  a skill set that is necessary for success in the healthcare field

  • Attend job fairs and interviews for employment

  • Receive one-on-one job search assistance though the American Job Center Business Services team.

How can I get involved?

  • Remain in good standing with attendance, behavior, grades and credits.

During 10th & 11th grade:

  • Attend information sessions and field trips to learn more about healthcare careers.  

During 11th grade:

  • Complete the EMT Application. 

  • Applications open in November and will be posted HERE.

During 12th grade: 

  • EMT coursework (150 hours).

  • Senior Seminar coursework.

  • Complete Saturday hours and ambulance ride-alongs.  

  • Take  State Practicum for licensure.

For more information

Contact your school counselor, or Linda Farinha,  Director of the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center, farinhal@nfaschool.org or 860-425-5729.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

What is an EMT?

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a trained professional who responds to emergency medical situations such as car accidents, fires or other types of emergencies. An EMT can volunteer, work for an ambulance service or work for a fire department. EMTs are responsible for patient care from initial assessment through turnover at the hospital, or until a higher trained emergency medical provider arrives and takes over patient care.

Program Description

NFA's EMT Pilot Pipeline Program is offered in conjunction with the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and American Professional Educational Services. The program will help prepare students to meet a growing need of workers in healthcare. This course is geared towards students with little or no background in Emergency Medical Services. The course includes lectures, practical laboratory stations, hands on skills training and ambulance ride time. After successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry examination. 

How do I enroll?

  • Click here to fill out the EMT application – deadline December 14, 2023
  • Be on track to graduate and in good standing with credits, attendance and discipline
  • Take a healthcare assessment provided by EWIB
  • Register on EWIB website
  • Take Senior Seminar during the 12th grade (1/2 semester)
Certification &
Employment Support
  • Take the NREMT Exam consisting of computer based adaptive testing and hands on practical evaluation
  • Work with a job developer through the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board to help them find a career as an EMT. 
  • Additionally students who are interested in continuing their education in healthcare can enroll in other EWIB's Healthcare Pipelines offered to the community at large.  Training in healthcare careers include but are not limited to: CNA, Dental Assistants, EKG Technicians, Medical Assistants, Medical Billing and Coding, Personal Care Aides, Pharmacy Technicians, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing Technicians, and others.