Emergency Medical Technician (Initial)

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The Connecticut Training and Consulting Institute (CTTCI) EMT Course is an approved State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Program and  is based on the current National EMS Educational Standards. The course material is delivered over approximately 180 hours in a variety of formats including lecture based learning, online based learning, practical skill-based exercises, and hands-on clinical rotations allowing educational success to all learning styles. The CTTCI EMT Course prepares students for taking the National Registry of EMT written and State of Connecticut practical skills exams for certification. 

All CTTCI students will receive supplemental training and certification in AHA Healthcare Provider CPR, Hazardous Materials Awareness, SMART Triage, and Emergency Vehicle Operations. These ancillary educational programs make CTTCI students ready for the workforce and their communities immediately upon completion of the required exams.

Training Center

CTTCI facilities include over 2,500 square feet of dedicated educational space, an outdoor classroom for specialized training such as vehicle extrication, mass causality events, and hazardous material training. In addition, CTTCI operates a Mobile Training Ambulance which is utilized to simulate the out-of-hospital conditions EMS personnel face and to educate students on safe emergency vehicle operations.

CTTCI's training rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art video systems and computer conferencing equipment. There is also a fully functional kitchen area that gives you the freedom of bringing your own meals, or you can take advantage of Portland's local amenities.


  • Must have access to computer and internet for online training.
  • Students must be 16 years old upon completion of the program

Summer: Accelerated EMT Initial Course

Dates / Times:  July 9th - August 21st   All classes are 0830 - 1530


Fall: EMT Initial course @ Quinebaug Valley Community College

Dates/Times:  Tentatively scheduled to begin in early September 2018

                        Class will likely be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1800-2200.

Summer Location:  CTTCI, 1116 Portland-Cobalt Rd, Portland CT 06480


Fall Location:  Quinebaug Valley Community College

Address: 742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239

Classroom:  Main auditorium

Phone: (860) 932-4000

CTTCI Cost:  $999.00 / Student

Financial assistance is available for qualified candidates through our partner, The Workforce Alliance / Health Careers Advancement Project.  Please click here for additional information.


Quinebaug College Cost: $1,150.00 / student

Financial assistance is available for qualified candidates through our partner, The Workforce Alliance / Health Careers Advancement Project.  Please click here for additional information.

Payments will be made to QVCC.

Includes: Course Material, Textbook, CPR and EVOC certifications as well as subscription to any online curriculum.

Bob Ziegler

Mr. Ziegler has over 39 years of active EMS as well as Fire Service experience in addition to administrative, supervisory and management experience on Regional, County and Statewide levels.  Mr. Ziegler has been a certified as an EMS Instructor for 30 years and a Licensed Paramedic for 29 years, both within the State of CT.  Mr. Ziegler is also a certified EVOC Instructor, State Certified Fire Service Instructor 1, Safety Officer and Fire Officer 1, is an American Heart Assoc. CPR Instructor Trainer and Regional Faculty as well as an OSHA Certified Instructor and is also POST Credentialed.

Megan Carey - EMS Instructor for CTTCI, Meg is a CT Licensed and Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as an EMS Instructor with over eight years of experience in EMS. Meg began her academic career at Fordham University fully intent on entering medical school. However, she quickly fell in love with Philosophy and French and graduated with a BA in both, garnering Phi Sigma Tau National Honor Society recognition for her academic performance in Philosophy along the way. After college, Meg spent nearly ten years working in the Fixed Income market in NYC during which time she earned (2) MBAs, Operations Management and Entrepreneurship, both from the Zicklin School of Business and again won Sigma Iota Epsilon National Honor Society recognition. Following a move to CT in pursuit of a better quality of life, Meg founded her own business, Ideas Incorporated, through which she provided operational support services to start-ups and small businesses. As life carried on, however, Meg’s thoughts began returning to her initial passion – medicine. In 2009, Meg spontaneously registered for an EMT class and has never looked back on the decision. She went on to earn an AEMT certificate in 2010, and later graduated valedictorian of the 2013 Yale New Haven Sponsor Hospital Paramedic Program. Meg recently spent more than four years working for a large commercial ambulance provider in CT.

Throughout the course, CTTCI will also have multiple other CT State Certified EMS Instructors provide both lectures and assistance with skills sessions.




To register for the Fall course at Quinebaug Valley Community College, please contact QVCC


Contact Us
Connecticut Training & Consulting Institute (CTTCI)
1116 Portland-Cobalt Rd.
Portland, CT 06480

Phone: 860.342.4382
Fax: 860.342.5480 Email: info@cttci.com