EMT course starts Monday

The Norwalk Community College Extended Studies and Workforce Education Division is offering a 39-session EMT Basic program starting on Monday, Jan. 26. Classes will be held Monday and Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuition is $999 with text additional.

The program teaches proper techniques in first aid, patient assessments, extrication, communication and various other concepts to give a beginning basis for students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Included in the class is HAZMAT and terrorism awareness training.

The class meets all National Registry and Connecticut requirements. Students will be eligible to take the National Registry exam.

This course is offered in partnership with Norwalk Hospital and requires an extensive amount of reading and reading comprehension.

Students are required to complete EMS clinical time at Norwalk Hospital. Students are required to provide evidence of a physical exam performed within 12 months prior to the start date of class.

Instructor Harry A. Down II, EMT-P, EMS-I, has been a field paramedic at Norwalk Hospital for 21 years and has more than 30 years of experience in pre-hospital emergency care. He has been an EMT instructor for 20 years and is the primary EMT-Basic instructor at Norwalk Community College.

Information: 203-857-7237.