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SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsHave you found your niche in the world of Emergency Medical Services working as an Emergency Medical Technician?  Now it is time to advance your career through the Southwest Technical College Paramedic Program.  While preparing you to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic exam, you will advance your knowledge, skills, and experience through classroom instruction, laboratory experience, simulation, clinical experiences throughout healthcare, and ambulance ride-alongs.  The culminating experience of the Paramedic Program is a field internship acting as a full-fledged paramedic.


Program Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

Start Date: January 2024

Cost: $5,279.50 Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Program Length: 33 Credit Hours (This program can be completed in approximately 11 months.)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Program Outcome:
• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency
Industry Certification:
NREMT Paramedic License and Utah BEMS Paramedic License

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

Employment Resources:

On-campus Job Placement Services
Local Employment Opportunities

Southwest Tech Paramedic Program Goal as set forth by CAAHEP Standard II.C. Paramedic:

To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

The Southwest Tech Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

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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:

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