Cataldo Education Center EMT Programs offer comprehensive outcomes-based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. Our EMT programs utilize a combination of competency-based didactic (classroom) portion and performance based laboratory portion that will prepare the student to take either state or national certification examinations.
Our programs are committed to graduating students who are competent entry-level health care providers. It is expected that graduates will demonstrate empathy and caring in inpatient treatment as they utilize critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the application of their skills.
The program strives to instill in graduates a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. It is expected that graduates of our EMT Programs will continue to enhance their skills through continuing education.
The faculty at Cataldo Education Center are all experienced EMS professionals and each faculty member is committed to the ongoing development and improvement of all aspects of our programs. This continuing development is vital in assuring that each program’s academic curricula are of the highest quality and reflective of current practice.
Our Traditional EMT Program meets Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00p-10:00p with some select Sundays for Lab and is held through a combination of virtual lecture and hands-on skills sessions. This program runs for 4 months.
Our Rapid Response Accelerated EMT Program meets Monday through Friday from 8:30a-4:30p and is held through a combination of virtual lectures and hands-on skills sessions. This program runs for 4-6 weeks.
Access to a computer and internet is required to join the online class meetings and complete the online assignments related to the course. Students must attend all classes and achieve 100% attendance, a minimum course average of 80%, and successfully pass the class final practical examination prior to being eligible to achieve candidate status for the state practical examination and NREMT written exam. Students must attend all classes and achieve 100% attendance, a minimum course average of 80%, and successfully pass the class final practical examination prior to being eligible to achieve candidate status for the state practical examination and NREMT written exam.
Our instructors are field experienced 911 EMS providers who understand what it is like to be a new EMT in the challenging and rewarding field of Emergency Medical Services. We utilize a state of the art patient simulator and ambulance ride time to enhance your learning experience. Our instructors prepare you for the state exams and for working the streets. Cataldo Ambulance has an EARN as you LEARN program. If we hire you as a chair car operator you will be able to take the EMT program at a substantially reduced tuition.
We recommend that you read through the Frequently Asked Questions and the student handbook for additional information. Please enroll in the program by following the link to our registration website. Please contact us via email to learn more about this exciting opportunity for a career in Emergency Medical Services at the largest 911 provider in the state!