Emergency Medical Technician

EVIT School of Health Sciences



People’s lives often depend on the quick response and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of illness and injury, assess and treat patients, administer oxygen and provide basic medical care.

Training consists of coursework and hands-on experience designed to prepare students to administer immediate care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims in emergency situations. 

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During the second semester, students will have an opportunity to complete 10 to 20 hours of clinical externship hours in an emergency room. Weekend and/or extended hours will be required for clinical. Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical site.

Note: Students must be 18 years old by November 1 following course completion and a U.S. Citizen or legal resident and provide proof of status to take the certification exam. Students will be randomly drug tested. 

EVIT + Pima Medical Institute

Once an EVIT student completes the Emergency Medical Technology program, the student will have 14.5 earned credits available to apply towards enrollment in the PMI Paramedic Associate Degree program. See a PMI Health Science Education Coordinator on campus for further information.

Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Emergency Medical Technician program.

For announcements and updates about the EMT program, text evit to 89800.

Course Code MC55, MC56

Prerequisites  Seniors ONLY who have taken EVIT's MC10 or taken at least 1 credit of Biology or Anatomy & Physiology, 'C' or better
1 Algebra credit and 1 English credit, 'C' or better
9th Grade Reading Level (students will be tested)
No criminal record
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
2.5 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores 
Length 2 semesters

Campus Location EVIT Main Campus


Certification  Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Certification available through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Students under the age of 18 may complete the NREMT exam but will not be able to apply for EMT certification in the State of Arizona until they turn 18 years of age. For more information on the NREMT, visit nremt.org.

Possible Careers EMT, Firefighter, Paramedic, Emergency Room Tech


Average Entry Level Salary $14-$16 per hour


It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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