Prospective Students

Prospective Students

DESCRIPTION OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT): Certificate OF PROFICIENCY

Presents instruction in theory and practice of first aid. Provides the student with knowledge and skill necessary to meet common emergencies associated with injury and illness. Topics include CPR, bone and joint injuries, dressings and bandages, sudden illness, and emergency childbirth.

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.

Link to DSU Academic Catalog: EMT

Advanced EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (AEMT): Certificate OF PROFICIENCY

This course allows Basic Emergency Medical Technicians to continue their training in the areas of: extended patient assessment, intravenous (IV) initiation and therapy, medical and legal considerations, advanced shock, pediatric vascular access, drug management of selected drugs, EKG management and recognition, and oral intubation.

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

Link to DSU Academic Catalog: AEMT

Paramedic Certificate of Completion

This program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in pre-hospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement, communications, and volunteer service.

Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for testing and certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

To be considered for admission to the Paramedic program, an applicant must first be admitted as a Dixie State University student, then complete a separate application to the Paramedic program. Once admitted to the Paramedic program, students may pursue either a Paramedic Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services.

Please refer to the Program Admissions section for further details.

Link to Program Admissions

Link to DSU Academic Catalog: Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

The associate degree is much broader than the Paramedic certification and provides opportunities for professional growth; better opportunities for job placement, advancement, and career promotions; as well as increases options for job transfer.

Upon successful completion, students are eligible to apply for certification as a Paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must first be admitted as a Dixie State University student, then complete a separate application to the Paramedic program. Once admitted to the Paramedic program, students may pursue either a Paramedic Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services.

Please refer to the Program Admissions section for further details.

Link to Program Admissions
Link to DSU Academic Catalog: AAS in EMS

For Further Information

Link to DSU EMS Academic Catalog
Technical Functions of the Paramedic