Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Description

Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation of critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs) possess the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as a link between the scene and the emergency health care system.

Upon program completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills and knowledge of the following areas: the EMS system, the safety/well-being of the AEMT, and the medical, legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care
  • Integrate complex knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the airway, respiratory, and circulatory systems to the practice of EMS
  • Use foundational anatomical and medical terms and abbreviations in written and oral communication with colleagues and other health care professionals
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of the pathophysiology of respiration and perfusion to patient assessment and management
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of lifespan development to patient assessment and management
  • Utilize the foundational principles of the role of EMS during public health emergencies
  • Apply (to patient assessment and management) fundamental knowledge of the medications carried by AEMTs that may be administered to a patient during an emergency
  • Apply knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of anatomy and physiology to patient assessment and management in order to assure a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation, and respiration for patients of all ages
  • Interpret scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size-up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, reassessment) to guide emergency management
  • Provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient
  • Provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post-resuscitation management
  • Provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient
  • Utilize principles of growth, development, aging, and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs
  • Perform in accordance with operational roles and responsibilities to ensure patient, public, and personnel safety when responding to an emergency
Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent, be 18 years old, have a current BLS Provider CPR and Emergency Medical Technician certification. To participate in some clinical sites, additional immunizations may be required (see immunization download). A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required and must be completed before class begins.

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Registration Codes

Winter Registration Begins January 2, 2023

Class Date Day Time Code Cost
Jan 9 - April 8 M W F 5 pm - 9 pm EMSR2201 01 LC $1035

Students are required to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,097 - cost includes textbook and supplies.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition due at time of enrollment.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Tuition and fees include textbook, supplies, state certification fee, ride along, and clinical hours. Students are responsible for national testing fee.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration

186 Hours - 3 Months

Hours per Week


Certificate Availability

High School Students
Not Available

Adult Students
See Registration Codes on the Left. 

Outcome Data


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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.


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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting


Contact Us

Logan Campus
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll-Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016


Brigham City Campus
325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Main: 435-734-0614
Toll-Free: 800-827-0614
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