8376 CE/Emergency Medical Technician

8376 CE/Emergency Medical Technician



National Emergency Medical Technician

Course Syllabus



Scott A. Brady, M.S., NRP, EMS Instructor, Course Coordinator

Sevier CTE Center

Richfield, UT 84701

435-612-0330 Google voice

435-527-4653 Fax



Class Times and Location:        

B days for 1.5-2.5 hours. Class will run from August until May. Psychomotor and Final Exam in early May. The class will be held in the Sevier CTE Center located on the Richfield High School campus, room B118. Class times are Monday through Thursday from 8:00-10:00am and Fridays from 8:00-9:30am.


Class Fees and Fingerprints:            

$80 National Exam, $115 State Fees with Background check. Fingerprints are done at no charge at the district office. We will do fingerprints during a class period. If you miss it, then you will need to do it on your own. They are done by appointment, usually on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. You will need to call the district office at 435-896-8214 to make the appointment. You must get a form from your teacher prior to going for your fingerprints.


College Credit:     

9 credit hours offered through Snow College Concurrent Enrollment. $30 one-time registration fee and $5 per credit ($45). Students are expected to take the course for college credit.


Canvas Access:   



EMT Nat. Standards:

 Click here to download the EMT National Standards.



Brady Publishing - “Emergency Care Textbook” 13th edition (2016) by Limmer and O’Keefe. Provided to high school students at no cost. Electronic version available for $94.



Found at https://emslicense.utah.gov/. Must be completed online. Students must have a driver's license and a photo at the time of application. Students must also get their fingerprints done at the district office, and a TB test. The TB test must be uploaded to the website.


Course Objectives:

To successfully complete all requirements for National Registry EMT Certification. This course is designed to provide the student with advanced instruction to improve the quality of emergency medical care rendered to victims of accidents and illnesses. Topics include anatomy and physiology, disease processes, assessment and patient stabilization, proper use of equipment such as automated external defibrillators, blood glucose monitors, airway adjuncts, extrication, ambulance protocols, and practical skills sessions. Reinforced are legal, ethical, medical, and cultural issues, scope of practice, documentation and communication skills, and infection control.


Parent Access:
Parents are asked to join the class as an Observer. As an Observer, a parent can easily see grades, due dates, upcoming assignments, and can participate by giving comments. Information on how to become a parent Observer on Canvas may be found here.  Parents may also download the Canvas Parent app that is available for iOS and Android.


Class Prerequisites:

American Heart Association BLS and CPR/AED for Health Care Providers (offered during the first week of class).


Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) Criteria for EMT Certification:

  • A high school senior.          
  • Must be 18 years of age to take the national exam, and to ride as a trainee on local ambulances.
  • GPA of overall 3.0 is recommended.
  • “C” or better in Biology.
  • All students must submit a copy of a negative TB test, a copy of your driver's license, fingerprints, and the application fee.
  • Recommended courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Emergency Medical Responder, and/or Certified Nurse Assistant.
  • Physically able to perform duties of an EMT
  • Minimal instructional time- 120 hours (actual 163 hours)
  • Minimum of 100 patient assessments including vital signs
  • Minimum of 10 assessments on real patients (hospital, ambulance, clinic, etc.).           
  • Emergency room experience enough to understand the operation and procedures.
  • Successfully complete a psychomotor exam and written exams.
  • Determined competent by instructor and medical director, on all required procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in the classroom and during ride along hours.
  • Must maintain an 80% on all skills and class work by the end of the first semester or the student may be removed from class.
  • All fees paid in full by the deadlines posted.


Utah State License Flow

1. Course Coordinator requests a new course, pays fees, and submits syllabus.

2. BEMS approves the course and issues a course number.

3. Course Coordinator give the course number to the student.

4. Student creates BEMS account and enrolls in the course.

5. Student submits online application, e-signature, and attaches photo, TB test, and driver's license copy.

6. Course Coordinator receives fingerprint forms from BEMS for LiveScan fingerprints.

7. Student takes LiveScan form to the district office and gets fingerprints done.

8. Course Coordinator registers the course with NREMT.

9. Student creates and account with NREMT.

10. Student completes course with passing grades in class and on psychomotor exam.

11. Course Coordinator recommends students and attaches tally sheets on website.

12. BEMS approves NREMT Cognitive Exam.

13. Student pays exam fee to NREMT and schedules exam.

14. Student passes the NREMT Cognitive Exam.

15. BEMS issues Utah EMT License to student.



NREMT Basic examination requires the student to complete the course with an 80% average (rounded to nearest tenth).


Grading consists of:                        1st Semester            2nd Semester

Chapter Quizzes (39 total)                    40%                            40%

Semester Examination                         25%                              -

Final Examination                                  -                                 25%

Workbook Assignments                       25%                            25%

Class Participation                               10%                            10%



Textbook, notebook, and pen/pencil to class daily. Tablets and/or laptops may be used in class as long as they are being used for school-related material.


Make Up Policy:

Make up work is the student’s responsibility and is usually required to be done other than during class. All tests are announced two to three days prior. If the student is absent the day of the test, it will be made up on the day the student returns to class. For extended absences, a timetable will be developed for the student.


Final Exam Policy:

You will be given 3 attempts to pass the final exam with a score of 80% or higher. If you score 90% or higher on the FIRST attempt, then you will be given a score of 100%. If you get below 80% on the second attempt, then you will be allowed to study for a week, then you will take the exam again. If you fail to get 80% or higher on the third attempt, then you will meet personally with the instructor to discuss the possibility of remediation, or the possibility of not being recommended. This decision will be based on your overall performance, attendance, test scores, and on your performance on the practical skills. The medical director will also be notified. If remediation is recommended, then you will be given further materials to study. Then, after a period of at least a week, you may be allowed to take the final one last time, or take a separate final. If, after the remediation period, the instructor and medical director feel that you are not qualified to become an EMT, then you will NOT be recommended, and will NOT become an EMT. You may still receive high school and college credit, as long as your final grade is above 60%.


Behavior and Conduct Expectations:

It is a privilege to attend this class and therefore, proper behavior is mandatory. Students will sign a Performance Agreement along with a parent or guardian prior to participation.


I expect:

  1. Honesty,
  2. Respect and Attention,
  3. Punctuality, and
  4. Preparedness and completion of all assignments.


Students who attend classes sporadically, do not participate, fail to complete all assignment in a timely manner, show incompetence, and who show a lack of interest in the course, may be dropped from the course at any time. Remember that other students are ready to take your place if you choose to not work hard! This is a college class, and will be taught as such. Please plan on working hard and doing your part. The reward at the end will be worth it!

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Total Hours     163



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