Emergency Medical Technician

Learn about medical care and transportation for critical patients.
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Become An Emergency Medical Tech

EMTs provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. 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.

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APPROXIMATE TUITION & FEES

$1,154

PROGRAM LENGTH

19 WEEKS

PLACEMENT RATE

76%

What You Will Learn In The EMT Program

Vital Signs

Students will learn to access and monitor vital signs.

Bandaging and Splinting

Students will learn about bleeding control, wound care, and shock management.

Emergency Childbirth

Students will be trained in emergency childbirth skills.

Airway Management

Students will learn basic airway management skills.

Patient Treatment and Transport

Students will learn patient assessment, treatment, and understand their role in the EMS systems.

Our EMT Students in Action

Is The EMT Program Right For You?

This Program Is for Students Who:

  • Are eager to learn about the human body and critical steps to be taken during an emergency to promote the best possible outcome for a patient.
  • Can confidently and calmly work under pressure.
  • Enjoy working with people in their community while providing life-saving services.
     
     

    Students Love This Program Because:

    • They graduate with a working knowledge of taking vital signs, airway management, bandaging and splinting, spine immobilization, emergency childbirth, patient transport, and more.
    • Work together with fellow students and instructors who hold the same passion for aiding the community members in times of crisis.
    • They graduate career-ready to take on the responsibilities that come with being a first responder.
       

      About Your EMT Instructors

      ROLAND BARLOW

      Roland Barlow has emergency medical services running through his veins! As a kid, he hung around the firehouse with his father who was Fire Chief. Upon high school graduation, Roland began the first of many certifications becoming a firefighter, an EMT, and finally a Paramedic.

      He is a Certified Instructor for the American Heart Association, Course Coordinator and Training Officer for the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and Course Coordinator Instructor for Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). Roland has received many honors over the course of his career.

      In 2016 he was honored as Distinguished Coordinator Of The Year for EMSC from Primary Children’s Hospital. After teaching adjunct for many years, Roland joined the faculty as a full time instructor at Dixie Tech in 2007. Roland “loves to see students choose careers in EMS and go on to make a difference in the lives of others”.

       

      SHELLIE HURT

      Shellie Hurt earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Utah State University and went on to graduate from the Utah Fire Academy. She began her career in Fire/EMS in 2004 and has been part of the Ivins City Fire Department team ever since. Shellie joined the faculty at Dixie Tech as an adjunct in 2011.

      Shellie’s view of teaching is “supporting students and providing them with the tools they need to face what’s ahead with confidence. It’s a true privilege to be a part of their professional careers in a high-demand field.” Shellie lives by the motto: “today is a day of opportunity, do not let it go to waste” You can be sure of one thing: she will not waste a moment of your time in her classroom!

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