Emergency Medical Services (EMT) Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Requirements 

14 credits

EMS 1110Emergency Medical Technician-Intro to Emergency Medical Services5
EMS 1120Emergency Medical Technician Practicum1.5
EMS 1140Emergency Medical Technician Patient Management5
EMS 1145Emergency Medical Technician Lab2.5

Completion Requirements

  • Complete requirements with a C grade or higher.


Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for testing and certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

EMT Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to perform an appropriate primary/initial assessment of the ill or injured patient in the prehospital setting.
  2. Complete an appropriate secondary/focused history and physical exam in the pre-hospital setting.
  3. Apply fundamental knowledge of general anatomy and physiology, scene information and patient assessment findings, and providing patient care based on those findings.
  4. Apply fundamental knowledge of pharmacology as it applies to the scope of practice of an AEMT based on assessment findings, and appropriate treatment modalities.
  5. Apply fundamental knowledge of the EMS system, safety/well-being of the EMT, medical, Legal, and ethical issues to the provision of emergency care.