In an emergency, AEMTs are generally dispatched by a 911 operator, given the location of the incident and a brief report of what to expect to find once on scene. An AEMT's role is to work with other first responders on scene, and during transport, to ensure the safety of others as well as the health and well-being of the patients they are attending to. Prehospital care is the main function of an AEMT with the end goal being definitive care in a hospital where they will be met by highly trained medical personnel.
Advanced EMT (AEMT) is the second level of emergency medicine. To reach this next level of certification, AEMTs will complete additional training hours, learn additional skills, and gain more confidence in their patient care. Additional skills taught at this level include, but are not limited to: intravenous infusion, advanced airway management, and medication administration. Students must be at least 18 years of age and be certified at the EMT level in order to take the AEMT course.
This program is for students who have completed a Utah EMT program and are seeking the Advanced level. The AEMT program includes the following skill competencies:
- Foundations of AEMT
- Venous access and medication administration
- Advanced airway management
- Patient assessment
- Hemorrhage and shock
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program Certificate
- Prepare students for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Registration Eligibility: Must be 18 years old and must have a current Emergency Medical Technician Certification.
Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2021 opens April 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.
Program Length: 135 Hours or approximately 3 months.
Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus.
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
Prerequisites: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.
Students must have a current State or National EMT Certification.
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||102||9/1/2021||12/21/2021||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||T,W,Th|
|Spring 2022||Lehi||102||2/2/2022||5/19/2022||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||T,W,Th|
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$520.00||Includes national practical test fee; written portion is additional|
|total:||$893.50||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Textbook/Workbook AEMT Bundle||$170.00||ISBN: 978-0-13-283654-8, 2nd edition|
|AEMT Shirt||$24.00||Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two shirts|
|Utility Pants||$0.00||Not sold in bookstore; see instructor for details.|
|NREMT National Written Test Fee||$136.00||
Optional but required to gain employment
|Blood Pressure Kit||$35.00|
All materials and supplies are available at MTECH Bookstore unless noted.