Emergency Medical Technician

SouthwestTech_Icon_EMTWant to be a lifesaver? Jump into the world of emergency medicine feet first at Southwest Technical College. The Emergency Medical Technician Program provides practical, clinical, and observational experiences. This program equips you with the ability to handle adrenaline pumping situations while providing the best care for patients. Learn how to assess the needs of patients, check vital signs, and administer medications. In addition to the classroom setting, you will also experience ambulance ride-alongs. The course schedule is demanding and the rigor will prepare you to sit for licensure in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification.

Cost: $1,050.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. 

Program Length: 214 hours (190 classroom / 24 practicum – Approximately 3 academic months.)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Start Dates: There are two defined start dates throughout the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for more information.
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Program Details:

Program Outcome:

• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

Industry Certification:

• Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician Program, students are eligible to take the NREMT for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

EMT Instructors:

Melissa Billings
Rosemary Brinkerhoff
Abigail Fredrick
Patrick Magee
Tyler March
Kristi Miller
James Tuttle
James Urie


High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


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I wanted to do more and I looked into Southwest Technical College. It has been the best decision that I have ever made. I wish I had done it years ago. If there’s any reason that you’re considering doing something different, give it a try and go for it. I’m so excited about my future.

Mishelle Cacho

Health Professions Graduate

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:


coe-logoSouthwest Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at www.council.org.