EMT Training in Utah with Program Overviews

Jul 26, 2019

Essential Information

The 10 largest schools with EMT programs are presented below. These schools offer basic and advanced training courses in addition to re-certification classes, which are needed to maintain licensing. Such programs result in eligibility to take the national licensing exam but do not lead to academic awards. Admission requirements vary but may include background and/or drug screenings, immunization records, and/or CPR and first aid certification. Many programs include practicum experiences in the field. All meet requirements for state licensing.

Brigham Young University - Provo

Located in Provo, this university offers basic EMT courses with limited class sizes. Students usually meet twice a week during the evenings with occasional meetings on Saturdays. The EMT class fee pays for a student's first responder bag, state test fees, textbooks, stethoscope, EMT shears, penlight and blood pressure cuff. The school has an on-campus agency for emergency medical services, where students can volunteer after becoming licensed EMTs.

Davis Technical College

Basic and advanced EMT classes are available in Kaysville at Davis Technical College. In the basic course, students are educated on splinting and bandaging, patient assessment, medication administration, AED use and airway management. In the advanced EMT course, the curriculum goes over issues like emergency childbirth, bleeding control, spine immobilization and environmental emergencies. The EMT classes here take 2-3 months to complete.

Dixie State College of Utah

A background check and drug test are needed before entering the standard or advanced EMT classes at Dixie State College of Utah in Saint George. Students also must complete an application, interview with the school and hold CPR certification to be accepted into a program. The basic EMT course is offered every fall and spring, while the advanced course is offered during the summer and fall semesters.

Mountainland Technical College

A standard EMT training program and an advanced EMT training program can be pursued in Lehi at Mountainland Technical College. The basic program is 225 hours in length, while the advanced program is 105 hours. It takes roughly four months to complete each of these programs. Hands-on training is available as part of the clinical and classroom portions of these EMT courses. In the basic EMT class, students are educated on triage, patient assessment, first aid and hazmat awareness. The advanced course goes over shock and hemorrhage treatments, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, and overdose.

Salt Lake Community College

Located in Salt Lake City, this community college offers a 13-week emergency medical technician training class. Students can choose from two different schedules. Students meet from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays or from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The school also offers CPR, EMT re-certification and advanced EMT classes.

Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University in Cedar City has an EMT course available. In addition to lecture and practical skills requirements of this 120-hour course, students spend some time working in emergency rooms. This EMT class is worth six credits.

University of Utah

Located in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah has numerous EMT training courses available. Students who want the skills of an EMT but aren't planning on entering into the profession have the option to pursue a non-certification course. Then, there are credited course options for standard EMTs and advanced EMTs as well as re-certification courses. There is also the option to pay a small fee to attend an EMT lecture.

Utah State University

An EMT course and a re-certification class are the two EMT training options found at Utah State University in Logan. The EMT class is eight credits in length, while the re-certification option varies from 1-4 credits. The EMT course here is intended for students who work for agencies or companies where emergency medical assistance might be needed.

Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University in Orem offers students the option to pursue basic and advanced EMT courses. The basic course is nine credit hours, while the advanced class is six credit hours. In the basic course, students learn about medical and trauma emergencies, legal issues, automatic defibrillation, patient transportation and geriatric assessment. Advanced medical skills, intravenous access, medication administration and cardiac rhythm interpretation are all covered in the advanced class.

Weber State University

Basic and intermediate EMT classes are available in Ogden at Weber State University. The basic class requires students to take an associated laboratory course. Intermediate-level courses are broken into two separate courses and labs. Finally, EMT students at this school can learn about infant and child emergency care, trauma patients, assessment procedures and ambulance riding.

Career Requirements

Earning basic emergency medical technician (EMT) certification in Utah requires completion of a 120-hour training program and passage of written and practical examinations. Other levels of EMT certification in this state include advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT), emergency medical technician - intermediate-advanced (EMT-IA) and paramedic.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting EMT Training Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)
Brigham Young University - Provo 4-year, private not-for-profit; midsize city EMT - Basic certification course,
EMT - Advanced course
Davis Technical College 2-year, public; large suburb EMT - Basic course,
EMT - Advanced class
$774 (basic course), $743 (advanced class)**
Dixie State College of Utah 4-year, primarily associate's, public; small city EMT course,
Advanced EMT class
$5,253 (in-state),
$15,051 (out-of-state)*
Mountainland Techical College 2-year, public; large suburb EMT training program,
Advanced EMT training program
$894 (EMT) $1,013 (Advanced EMT)***
Salt Lake Community College 2-year, public; large suburb EMT course,
Advanced EMT class,
Recertification EMT course
$3,843 (in-state),
$12,206 (out-of-state)*
Southern Utah University 4-year, public; remote town EMT course $6,770 (in-state),
$20,586 (out-of-state)*
University of Utah 4-year, public; midsize city EMT training class,
EMT non-certification course,
EMT recertification class,
Advanced EMT course,
Advanced EMT recertification course
$9,222 (in-state),
$29,215 (out-of-state)*
Utah State University 4-year, public; small city EMT course,
EMT recertification class
$8,138 (in-state),
$22,316 (out-of-state)*
Utah Valley University 4-year, public; small city EMT Basic class,
Advanced EMT course
$5,726 (in-state),
$16,296 (out-of-state)*
Weber State University 4-year, public; small city EMT Basic course,
EMT Intermediate class
$5,859 (in-state),
$15,646 (out-of-state)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **Davis Technical College website, ***Mountainland Technical College website

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