In an emergency, EMT’s are typically dispatched by a 911 operators to the scene, where they often work with police and fire fighters. An EMT-Basic, also known as an EMT, cares for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel.
This program will train students to respond as an EMT, which has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. Individuals interested in employment with Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, or Emergency Medicine must be EMT certified. Training includes clinical and classroom hands-on training.
Topics include HAZMAT awareness, basic first aid, patient assessment, triage, multi-casualty, emergent and non-emergent patient moves (with and without CNS injury), airway management, CPR, shock & bleeding control, and more. Students can become key members of the EMS system.
Concurrent Enrollment: Students who pass the state certification can earn 9 hours of credit at some state colleges, if currently registered and enrolled with a minimum of 3 hours. Students must meet with the EMT Course Coordinator for college credit requirements and/or national certification.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Program Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician
- Prepares students to take the National EMT Certification exam
- Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate
Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.
Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2019 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: 180 Hours. This works out to be approximately 60 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.
Times: Mornings and Afternoons. 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
High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
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.
Must turn 18 within 120 days prior to testing.
Students will be required to finish ALL National testing and retesting within 120 days of the last day of the program. There is both a written and practical test required by the NREMT.
|Session||Location||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Summer 2019||Lehi Rm 102||6/3/19||8/1/19||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-F|
|Fall 2019||Lehi Rm 102||8/20/19||12/10/19||6:00 pm||10:00 pm||T,W,Th|
|Spring 2020||Lehi Rm 102||1/14/20||4/28/20||6:00 pm||10:00 pm||T,W,Th|
|Fall 2020||Lehi Rm 102||6/1/20||TBD||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-F|
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$500.00||Includes facilities fee|
|total:||$910.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Emergency Care 13th Ed. Textbook/Workbook Bundle||$167.00|
|NREMT National Written Test||$85.00|
|EMT Student Manual||$7.00||Optional|
|Blood Pressure Kit||$27.00||Optional|