Utah Valley University’s Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician programs provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform emergency care and transport. Students can become certified through the Utah Bureau of EMS and National Registry Certification.

Take the first step towards a career in emergency care.

Emergency Medical Responder

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the necessary knowledge and skills to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while waiting for additional EMS resources to arrive.

They are employed by large companies, corporations, manufacturers, and other industries for onsite Emergency Medical Services.

The EMR licensure training extends beyond First Aid and CPR certification but is the least intense training and scope of practice compares to EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic.  

Those with an EMR license typically assist when and where pre-hospital health professionals, such as Paramedics, are not available. The course prepares students for certification as a National Registry Emergency Medical Responder.

Emergency Medical Responder Badge

To enroll, register for ESEC 1013-Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) -- 3 credit hours. Download this document to learn more. 

For further questions, please make an appointment with one of our academic advisors at https://www.uvu.edu/es/advising.html.


Learn life saving techniques that will prepare you to help others, respond to emergencies, and benefit your community. 

Receive instruction in the following areas:

  • Workforce Safety EMT
  • Automatic defibrillation
  • Patient assessment and treatment
  • Legal issues
  • Airway support
  • Medical and trauma emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Patient movement/transport
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Well being EMT
  • Mass Casualty Incident
Man with EMS vest walking through fence opening

Students must be CPR certified at a HealthCare provider level and be at least 18 years of age within 120 days of course completion.

To enroll, register for ESEC 1140. Classes are each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

  • Fall and Spring classes are in afternoons (1-4pm), and evenings (6-9pm). (If the afternoon and evening class fill, we will add a morning class).
  • Summer class is evenings only (6-9pm).

Upon completion, students can become a certified EMT through the Utah Bureau of EMS and National Registry Certification by passing the national exam.


Female Advanced EMT/Paramedic posing in front of an ambulance

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) prepares students for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced through the Utah Bureau of EMS.

Students must have valid Utah EMT Certification (National Registry) and be CPR certified at a HealthCare provider level throughout the course.

Instruction build off of skills already obtained in the EMT class / certification and includes:

  • Advanced airway management
  • Intravenous access
  • Medication administration
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • Advanced medical skills
  • Students will earn upon completion of the class certifications in: ACLS, BLS, PALS, PHTLS

Classes are offered Fall and Spring semesters on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6–10 pm.

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Take the first step to a career in emergency medicine. 

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