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
  • Pharmacology
  • Venous access and medication administration
  • Advanced airway management
  • Patient assessment
  • Communications
  • Hemorrhage and shock

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  2. National Advanced EMT Certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility:Must be 18 years old with a current EMT License.

  Registration Availability: Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens April 23, 2019 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration 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 4 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

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. 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 and a Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate

Schedule

SessionLocationRoomStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeDays
Fall 2019Lehi1028/20/1912/10/196:00 pm9:00 pmT,W,Th
Spring 2020Lehi1022/5/205/20/206:00 pm9:00 pmT,W,Th

 

Tuition and Fees

ItemCostNotes
Registration Fee$40.00 
Program Fees$570.00 Includes facilities fee
Tuition$283.50 
total:$893.50 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

ItemCostNotes
Textbook/Workbook Bundle$167.00ISBN: 978-0-13-283654-8
AEMT Shirt$12.00 
Scrub Pants$12.00 
NREMT Nation Test Fee$115.00

Optional but required to gain employment

Pen Light$3.00

 

Blood Pressure Kit$35.00 
total:$344.00 


All materials and supplies are available at MTECH Bookstore unless noted.

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