Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Description

The Emergency Medical Technician program provides training for out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation of critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found in an ambulance. EMTs are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.


  • Apply fundamental knowledge of the anatomy and function of all human systems to the practice of EMS
  • Use foundational anatomical and medical terms and abbreviations in written and oral communication with colleagues and other healthcare professionals
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of the pathophysiology of respiration and perfusion to patient assessment and management
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of lifespan development to patient assessment and management
  • Properly administer or assist in administering medications to a patient during an emergency
  • Utilize fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, and medical/legal and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care
  • Apply knowledge (fundamental depth, foundational breadth) of anatomy and physiology to patient assessment and management to assure a patent 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 emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of the causes, pathophysiology, and management of shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post-resuscitation management
  • Provide basic 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 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

Students will receive instruction in both a classroom setting as well as a lab.  Following successful completion of the program, graduates will be recommended to sit for the licensure exam. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River region.


  • Successfully complete the state-approved course.
  • Complete the application at https://www.emslicense.utah.gov within 30 days of the course start date.
  • Pay fees.
  • Submit DACS fingerprints for criminal background checks (one-time requirement).
  • Successfully complete the state-approved National Registry cognitive and psychomotor exams.
Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent, and be 18 years old. Students will be required to adhere to all policies, immunization standards, and safety procedures required by the clinical site at which they work. A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required and must be completed before class begins.

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Logan Campus Application

Registration Begins January 3, 2024

Class Date Day Time Code Cost
March 2024 M W F 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm TEEM1010 LC $1011

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,011 - cost includes textbook and supplies. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Equalized 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


Quick Facts

Certificate Duration

6 credits - 3 months

Hours per Week


Certificate Availability

High School Students
Not available

Adult Students
See Registration Information on the Left.

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education


Completion: 82%
Job Placement: 79%
Licensure: 80%
Withdrawal: 18%


Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302