Emergency Medical Technician

‘Stabilize’ your future with this great career path.

Learn to deliver out-of-hospital emergency medical care and provide critical transportation and stabilization for a wide range of patients, from routine transports to life-threatening emergencies.

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Britney Green
"I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when initially starting my Basic EMT at ...
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Britney Green
Dixie Tech Student
"I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when initially starting my Basic EMT at Dixie Tech, but Roland and Shellie, along with all the adjunct instructors made me fall in love with EMS. Since completing my Advanced EMT in February, I have been working as an AEMT at Gold Cross Ambulance and am currently in the Paramedic Program at Utah Tech University."
Britney Green
Britney Green
Dixie Tech Student
Kyle Hamill
"I chose Dixie Tech based on a friend's recommendation and I'm really glad that I ...
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Kyle Hamill
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech based on a friend's recommendation and I'm really glad that I did. I am currently a full time firefighter with the city of St. George and I wouldn't have even been able to apply if it had not been for having my EMT certification. I liked the instructors the very most. Roland and Shellie are two amazing people and do a great job."
Kyle Hamill
Kyle Hamill
Dixie Tech Student
Dustin Chen
"I'm currently working as an AI&T Engineer at Intergalactic Aerospace. I volunteer on the ...
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Dustin Chen
Intergalactic Aerospace
"I'm currently working as an AI&T Engineer at Intergalactic Aerospace. I volunteer on the Washington County Search and Rescue team; that was both the impetus behind starting the program and what I hope to use it for after gaining the certification. I wanted to improve my ability to help others who are lost or injured in the wilderness, and I believe the skills of an AEMT (especially starting IVs and administering medications) are invaluable in that pursuit."
Dustin Chen
Dustin Chen
Intergalactic Aerospace

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Emergency Medical Technician program

This program is a Pre-Requisite to the Advanced EMT Program and will train you to respond as an EMT with the emergency skills necessary to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies. Individuals interested in employment with Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, or Emergency Medicine must be EMT certified. 

Your training in this program will include clinical lab and classroom hands-on training. You will learn a variety of EMT skills including basic first aid, patient assessment, triage, multi-casualty, emergent and non-emergent patient moves, airway management, CPR, shock & bleeding control, and more.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Learn how to access and monitor vital signs.
    • Gain knowledge in bleeding control, wound care, and shock management.
    • Receive training in emergency childbirth skills.
    • Acquire basic airway management skills.
    • Learn patient assessment, treatment, and understand their role in the EMS systems.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Emergency Medical Technician – Median Income $37k year, with top earners at $57k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org


Total Tuition and Course Fees:



Program Length:

4 months

Credit Hours


High School: Open to those age 17+. Tuition is waived for high school students, and high school students are eligible for a $150 scholarship to put towards course fees.

Upcoming start dates:

August 12, 2024 | 9:30am – 2:00pm | Mon – Thur (Accelerated)

January 7, 2025 | 7:00am – 9:15am | Mon – Thur

January 7, 2025 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Tues & Thur (one Saturday per month)

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what you’ll learn

Emergency Medical Technician

Dixie Technical College trains individuals to become proficient EMTs, equipping them with essential emergency skills to assess and manage a range of medical situations. This program covers clinical lab and hands-on classroom training, including skills like patient assessment, CPR, airway management, and more.

EMT certification is crucial for careers in Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, or Emergency Medicine. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to provide critical prehospital care and ensure patient safety in emergency situations, working alongside other first responders. The ultimate aim is to transport patients to hospitals for specialized medical attention.



TEEM 1010: Emergency Medical Technician – 6 credit hours


Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable
Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for high school students, and high school students are eligible for a $150 scholarship.

Course Fees:
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Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.
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Additional Costs:

$182 – Textbooks
$30 – Background/Fingerprint
$65 – BLS (If not currently certified)
$55 – Stethoscope & Blood Pressure Cuff
$104 – NREMT Application and testing fees
$20 – Recommended Supplemental Textbook (Optional)
$110.25 – Utah Initial certification & Background fees

This program is NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Learn about Scholarships and how to apply for them.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 12, 2024
Monday - Thursday
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (Accelerated)
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 9:15 am
January 7, 2025
Tuesday & Thursday (+ one Saturday per month)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.
Program Length:

4 months

Admissions Process



Professional Goal Statement


One Reference from a non-relative


Accuplacer, act or sat score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 245

Reading – 245

English – 245

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 15

Reading – 15

English – 15

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 390

ERW – 290

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer test: $15



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Immunizations must be completed at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students who do not have their immunizations completed on time may lose their spot in the cohort.


Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 


Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.


Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.
To get started on these requirements begin an application.
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Emergency Medical Technician

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Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of EMT’s.


With EMS in his blood, Roland Barlow followed his father’s footsteps to become a firefighter, EMT, and paramedic, later earning awards like EMSC’s Distinguished Coordinator of the Year. A full-time Dixie Tech instructor since 2007, he loves empowering students to make a difference in others’ lives.




With 19 years of experience in fire and EMS, Shellie brings invaluable real-world knowledge to preparing Dixie Tech students for diverse, challenging, and rewarding EMT careers. Shellie values hands-on training that builds camaraderie and confidence for medical, trauma, childbirth, geriatric, and mental health calls. When not teaching, she enjoys hiking and water skiing.


EMT Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College's OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

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