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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is eligible for Learn & Work funding to cover the cost of tuition. Click here to complete your application and get registered today.


The training is designed to prepare the student for the real world of medical care by giving the knowledge, skills, hands-on experience, and the technical background to provide such care.

Courses Covered
Emergency Medical Technician
Start Dates
08/26/2021
08/30/2021
Program Length
13 Weeks

The Program satisfies the training requirements for those who are interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced EMT (AEMT). The training is designed to prepare the student for the real world of medical care by giving the knowledge, skills, hands-on experience, and the technical background to provide such care. The training is also applicable to nursing, physical therapy, law enforcement and private security personnel. To be licensed by the State of Utah, you must be 18 years of age and have no major felony convictions, complete all course and testing requirements. You must attend all scheduled classes.


FAQs

New students should apply for Admission you are not required to take the placement test. However, it is an option to help you continue your educational goals.

There is a requirement to be BLS CPR certified. You can take a course in advance or there will be a course taught the second week after the course starts on a Friday night for $45.

You must be 18 at the end of the course to be able to take the certification tests.

At the end of the course you will be provided with a practical test and then you can take the NREMT written test. Upon passing both tests the State of Utah will license you as an EMT.

Most state recognize the NREMT certification that Utah uses to license you. Each state has its own rules and its best to check with the specific state that you would like to move to.

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Completion of the Emergency Medical Technician program is designed to meet course requirements for professional licensure in Utah.  Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state.  In order to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC course requirements.  It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the  Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness , or similar agencies in other states, to find out more about eligibility for licensure.

For students who plan to work as an Emergency Medical Technician in another state, here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements:  License Finder  sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s  state authorization coordinator  for help.

Emergency Medical Technician

  • HSEM 2300 Emergency Medical Technician
  • 10 elective credits towards a Criminal Justice AS or AAS degree
  • Pre-Requisite: 18 years of age and no felony convictions
  • Approximately 13 weeks in length
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
  • Tuition is $1480.00, plus books approximately $250.00 and State Licensure fee for resident or non-resident are the same $103.25.
  • There is an $80.00 test fee paid to the NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) at the end of the course for the written certification test.
  • The course of instruction includes treatment of medical emergencies, including trauma injuries, shock treatment, bleeding, illness, bandaging, splinting, and taking of vital signs. The NREMT psychomotor test is included as part of the course. It will be conducted at the end of the course.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

  • HSEM 2350 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • 6 elective credits towards a Criminal Justice AS or AAS degree
  • Pre-Requisite: Current Utah EMT License
  • Approximately 12 weeks in length
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
  • Tuition is $900.00, plus books approximately $150.00 and State Licensure fee for resident or non-resident are the same $50.00.
  • There is a $115.00 test fee paid to the NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) at the end of the course for the written certification test.
  • The course of instruction includes advance treatment skills including the use of advanced airways, advance level medications, and IV’s. The NREMT psychomotor test is $100.00 that is taken at the end of the course.

Continuing Medical Education

You can register at the Larry H. Miller Campus located at 9750 South 300 West, Miller Professional Development Center room 110 or by calling 801-957-5200.

Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Basic life Support CPR certification classes are available in conjunction with the EMT course. This class will certify you in one-man CPR, two-man CPR, pediatric CPR, and AED. The cost is $45 per student. We limit the class size to 36 students. Classes are taught 6 PM to 10 PM on Friday nights as per the class schedules.

You must enroll first and then register with Salt Lake Community College.

Class Schedules

 

Summer 2021

EMT (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.)
May 17-August 18, 2021
State Test: August 23- 25, 2021

AEMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
May 20-August 14, 2021
State Test: August 21, 2021

Fall 2021

EMT (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.)
August 30-December 1, 2021
State Test: December 6-8, 2021

EMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
August 26-December 14, 2021
State Test: December 18, 2021

Spring 2022

EMT (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.)
January 10 - April 20, 2022
State Test: April 25-27, 2022

EMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
January 13 - April 21, 2022
State Test: April 23, 2022

AEMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
January 13 - April 14, 2022
NREMT Test: April 16, 2022

Summer 2022

EMT (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.)
May 16 - August 22, 2022
State Test: August 23-24, 2021

EMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
May 19 - August 18, 2022
State Test: August 20, 2022

AEMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
May 19 - August 11, 2022
NREMT Test: August 13, 2022

Fall 2022

EMT (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6-10 p.m.)
August 29 - November 30, 2022
State Test: December 5-7, 2022

EMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
August 25 - December 8, 2022
State Test: December 10, 2022

AEMT (Thursday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
August 25 - December 1, 2022
NREMT Test: December 3, 2022

Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • September 10, 2021
  • September 17, 2021
  • January 21, 2022
  • January 28, 2022
  • May 27, 2022
  • June 3, 2022
  • September 9, 2022
  • September 16, 2022

Tuition and Fees

For information about the tuition and fees for this program, please call 801-957-5330.

Financial Aid