EMT - Basic

Become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and let us show you how to become a life saver.

EMT – Basic

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) – Basic Program will prepare you to become an entry level EMT ready to serve in a career or volunteer position within the EMS (Emergency Medical System). The EMT Basic course consists of 214 hours (190 classroom, 24 clinical) including lecture, practical skills, and ambulance ride along hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to acquire the National Registry Certification to further your employment goals.

How long does it take?



(Approx. 3 months)

How much does it cost?



(Including tuition, books, fees, & supplies)

Click here for a breakdown of total cost.

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When can I get started?

The EMT Basic Program is offered in the fall each year. Additional sections may be offered in the future. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.

Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

What careers can I get?

With an education in EMT, you could potentially get a job as:

  • 911 EMS Service
  • Transport Ambulance Service
  • Emergency Room Technician

For more information on gainful employment details, please click here.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • 18 years of age within 120 days of class ending date
  • Copy of state or federal issued identification
  • Two screenings of “2-step” TB tests with negative results, or QuantiFeron with negative results
  • One dose of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • One dose of Tdap vaccine after age 10
  • One dose of current influenza vaccine (Oct-Feb enrollments)
  • BLS for HCP CPR or ARC Professional CPR certification, current through practicum experiences

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