Paramedic, Certificate of Completion

Our nationally and state accredited paramedic program has been training paramedics since 2000. As a paramedic, you will be a member of the Emergency Medical Services system that provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) to the acutely ill and critically injured. Students enrolled can expect to learn skills that will save lives. Some skills within the scope of practice include intravenous access, medication administration, advanced airway access, and EKG interpretation.

Matriculation Requirements

1. Complete Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 (requires BIOL 1010 as a pre-req) or ZOOL 2320 and 2420 with labs (requires BIOL 1610 and CHEM 1110 as pre-req).

2. Meet the English requirement: Placement into ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 or higher with valid test scores, (Completion of ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 highly recommended).

3. Meet the Math requirement: Completion of MAT 0950 with a grade of C- or higher, or placement into MAT 1000 or higher valid test scores, (Completion of QL Requirement highly recommended).

4.  Possess a current Utah EMT certification (MUST REMAIN VALID THROUGH THE COURSE)

5. Have current CPR certification.

6. Successful completion of criminal background requirements (UVU and State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services).

7. Be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

8. Have current vaccinations as required by Utah Bureau of EMS. (Additional vaccinations may be required for clinical site internships)

9. Have current TB test results as required by Utah Bureau of EMS.

10. Obtain a current physical examination supporting entrance into the Paramedic Program.

11. Complete UVU paramedic application process, including written testing, oral interview, passing of background and drug screening \testing, and be accepted to the program.