In an emergency, EMTs 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 EMT'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 EMT with the end goal being definitive care in a hospital where they will be met by highly trained medical personnel.
This program will train students to respond as an EMT, who 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 2020-2021 school year opens April 21, 2020 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: 225 Hours or approximately 4 months. This works out to be approximately 75 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.
Times: Mornings and Afternoons. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem and Spanish Fork Campuses.
Articulation Agreements: Completers can get up to 9 credits at UVU in Emergency Services.
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.
Students must be 18 years old in order to be a licensed EMT in the State of Utah.
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.
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$500.00||Includes facilities fee|
|total:||$1,012.50||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Emergency Care 13th Ed., Textbook/Workbook Bundle||$175.00||ISBN 13: 978-0-13-403490-4|
|NREMT National Written Test||$80.00||Required to be employed; Practical Portion is included in program fees|
|AEMT Shirt||$24.00||Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two shirts|
|Utility Pants||TBD||Not sold in bookstore; see instructor for details|
|Blood Pressure Kit||$35.00|
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Fall 2020||Lehi||102||8/18/2020||12/8/2020||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2020||Lehi||102||8/18/2020||12/8/2020||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2020||Orem||104||8/18/2020||12/8/2020||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2020||Spanish Fork||219||8/18/2020||12/8/2020||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||102||1/19/2021||5/7/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||102||1/19/2021||5/7/2021||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2021||Orem||104||1/19/2021||5/7/2021||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2021||Spanish Fork||219||1/19/2021||5/7/2021||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
**An EMT Accelerated program is available in the evenings and in the Summer. Please see the Emergency Medical Technician Accelerated program page.