Emergency Care & Rescue

Why choose Emergency Care & Rescue at WSU?

  • WSU's emergency care and rescue department has been nationally accredited for over 25 years, making it the first in Utah, and one of the first in the nation.

  • All paramedic students complete the National Registry of EMT's Paramedic certification exam.

  • WSU’s EMS program does not require prior EMS agency experience.

  • More than 95 percent of WSU's paramedics are employed upon graduation.

What degrees/certificates are available?

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in paramedic program

Certificate of Completion in paramedic EMT Basic Certification program

What courses are offered through online/distance learning?

The emergency care and rescue department offers various classes online. For more information, contact the department at 801-626-6521 or click here.

What are the employment opportunities?

EMT basics find employment in out-of-hospital-care areas such as fire, police, ambulance, ski patrol and security positions, as well as emergency departments and other EMS agencies.

Starting Salaries
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. In Utah, starting salaries are $12,000 to $24,000 for EMTs and $26,000 to $32,000 for paramedics.  For more information, go to Career Services.


What will I learn in the program?

EMT: Basic life support, patient assessment and treatment modalities comprise this basic curriculum. Meets standards for Department of Transportation and Utah State Department of Health certification.

Paramedic: You will learn Advanced life support as provided through US Department of Transportation and Utah State standards for certification.

Where can I find out more about the programs?

Dr. Ezekiel Dumke College of Health Professions
Weber State University
3907 University Circle
OgdenUT 84408-3907
phone 1-800-350-7042
email healthprofessions@weber.edu

Department Contact
Jeffrey Grunow

Department Phone 801-626-6521

Is there an application deadline?

The application deadline varies for the EMT course and the advanced paramedic program. Contact the department at 801-626-6521 for details.