The Emergency Medical Technician program provides instruction on out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate

$1,200

Includes: Tuition (@ 136 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate

$279

Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Licensure: +$188 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
  • Fees Description – by program
Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid at registration

Financial Aid

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Admission Requirements

The Emergency Medical Technician program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following requirements:

  • High school students must be seniors and 18 years old within 120 days of completing the course
  • Students must be 18 in order to test for licensure
  • Adult students must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • All students must complete the placement assessments as noted below

Students must also submit the following documentation:

  • Davis Tech Safety Information Acknowledgement
  • Current CPR certification. CPR certification must meet the requirements set forth by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness and must not expire before the end of the program. Acceptable CPR courses are:
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (preferred)
    • American Red Cross - Professional Rescuer
    • National Safety Council - CPR & AED

All courses must have an in-person skills evaluation completed by an instructor. Online courses will not be accepted. You can see a list of accepted courses here: https://site.utah.gov/bemsp/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/06/bemsp_approved_course_list.pdf

 


Placement Assessment Requirements (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
— No Math Assessments for this program —
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - EMT Certification

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Emergency Medical Technician program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
Weber State University

Program Faculty

  • FT Jared Sholly – Lead Faculty / Coordinator
  • Bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University
  • 801-593-2395
  • FT Aaron Byington
  • Master's degree from Webster University
  • 801-593-2582
  • PT Cameron Cessna
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Charlotte Coyle
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Davin Rutland
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Dr. Blake Yerman
  • Doctorate from University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • PT JR Vandyke
  • Bachelor's degree from Park University
  • PT Kalub Lewis
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Kyle Keliipuleole
  • Associate degree from Weber State University
  • PT Marcus Garcia
  • PT Natalia Hedges
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Master's degree from South University
  • PT Robert Anderson
  • Associate degree from Daytona State College
  • PT Roxanne Bauman
  • Associate degree from Utah Valley University
  • PT Sam Yates
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.