Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program Overview:

This EMT course provides students with insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services. Specific topics include EMS preparatory, airway management, patient assessment, management of trauma patients, management of medical patients, treating infants and children, and various EMS operations. The course is based on the NHTSA Emergency Services Education Standards, National Registry of EMT’s, and ATTA Guidelines. It is highly recommended that students in this program have at least a 2.0 GPA due to the rigorous academic requirements.

Course Descriptions:

For Concurrent Enrollment Classes see Appendix.

HSEM 2300/Emergency Medical Technician 1 and 2: Our exciting, yet demanding course will be taught through didactic lecture, hands on demonstration and practical application settings. Reading assignments and bookwork will be part of this program. The EMT candidate must maintain 80% on every assignment and test or better in order to take all required exams. Candidates who successfully complete the written exam and prove competency will then be recommended to take the NREMT psychomotor skills testing. Candidates who successfully complete the National Registry practical (psychomotor) skills stations and have successfully completed both testing phases will be required to schedule for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) written exam through Pearson Vue testing center. Candidates will need to be competent in their skills and knowledge and will be evaluated throughout the program. As we spend time in discussions, class lectures and implementing those tools through practice, the students will become knowledgeable, confident, and competent. These techniques will help the student prepare for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exams. Upon recommendation and successful completion of all requirements, students become eligible to be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician through the State of Utah and NREMT. The NREMT Certification is renewed every 2 years and the Utah Bureau of EMS Licensure is renewed every 2 years.

Career Possibilities:

  • Firefighter
  • Ski Patrol
  • Pre-Med
  • Pre-Nursing
  • EMT
  • Advanced EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Critical Care Technician
  • Military
  • Foreign Aid Medical
  • Humanitarian Expeditions
  • EMT Instructor
  • Phlebotomist
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Physician Assistant
  • Police Detective

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: 2 credits total 

Concurrent Credit:
Through SLCC 10 college credits 

Industry Certification:
Students will prepare to take the NREMT Psychomotor and Cognitive Exams, NRE MT Certification and Utah license 

Must be a senior to attend this class. It is strongly recommended that students have current immunizations including the hepatitis A and B series and current TB. Students must provide their own transportation to all clinical sessions. Students must be able to lift 125 pounds. 

HIGHLY Recommended:
Biology, Medical Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology

Costs/Fees for the current school year

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