Emergency Medical Techinician (Initial)

Course Description

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

Dates & Times


$999.00 / Student (Payment Programs Available Where Necessary)

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


Bob Ziegler

Mr. Ziegler has over 40 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 31 years and a Licensed Paramedic for 30 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.

Sean Brierley – EMS Instructor for CTTCI, Sean has over 27 years of experience and leadership in volunteer fire and ambulance service. Formerly, Deputy Chief in Coventry, CT, Sean is an Emergency Medical Services Instructor and Fire Officer 1. Along with day-to-day management duties in the fire department, Sean regularly rides and provides patient care in department ambulances. In addition to his fire and EMS experience, Sean has been teaching for 10 years as an adjunct professor of English at Southern Connecticut State University.

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

Mark GreczkowskiEMS Instructor for CTTCI, his career spans over 30 years of patient care in Emergency Medicine and Fire. Mark has held positions ranging from community volunteer to career Paramedic Firefighter, and commercial ambulance Senior Manager and Preceptor Paramedic.  He is a State of Connecticut Emergency Medical Instructor, as well as the American Heart Association, NAEMT, and maintains a variety of additional state and federally recognized certifications related to both emergency medicine and fire instruction.

Caesar Rondina EMS Instructor for CTTCI, started as a EMS volunteer in 1979 and has 40 years of EMS experience and has been a State of CT Licensed paramedic for 30 years as well as holding a Specialty Care Transport certification. Caesar served as a volunteer firefighter until becoming career firefighter for the City of West Haven, while working part time as a paramedic for American Medical Response. Upon his retirement from the fire service, Caesar accepted a position as a road supervisor for AMR. Two years later, he advanced to the position of Clinical Education Specialist. Caesar Rondina worked for AMR for 28 years before coming on board with Connecticut Training and Consulting Institute.

Caesar also holds teaching certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, EPC, GEMS, PHTLS, TECC, and TCCC and is a CT Affiliated Faculty representative for the NAEMT. Caesar also holds teaching credentials for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Radio Telecommunications.

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