Start your healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician with SawTooth Emergency Medical Institute.  The EMT is a front-line, entry-level healthcare provider, who is often the first to provide medical assistance to citizens suffering a medical emergency or traumatic injury.

EMT certification is required for careers in the Emergency Medical Services.  It also increases your opportunity to obtain positions as Lifeguards, Fire Fighters, Search and Rescue, Ski Patrol, Hospital Technicians and there are many other career options.   EMT certification and work experience are required for those seeking Paramedic training.  It is also a good foundation before furthering your medical training as many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers began their careers as EMTs.


March 17, 2020 – July 9, 2020  Click HERE to register

July 21, 2020 – November 5, 2020  Click HERE to register

**Class will be held on Tuesday/Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 10pm.**

To register select the above link or contact us at 208-209-3777 or at studentservices@sawtoothemi.com


Program cost:  $1600.00

Tuition includes course, textbook, clinicals, background check, drug testing, polo and NREMT practical exam.  There is a $100.00 Non-refundable registration fee. 

For payment plans please contact us at 208-209-3777 or at studentservices@sawtoothemi.com

NAEMT offers educational grants for EMS programs.  for more information or to apply click here.


American Heart Association BLS healthcare provider CPR certification is included in the course.

Landing Zone Officer, Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness, and Extrication Awareness Certifications are included in the course.

Clinical requirements for each student will be scheduled during the course. All clinicals are scheduled with agencies in Ada, Canyon and Payette County.  If you would like to schedule clinical time with an agency outside of those locations this can be arranged but it must be done with cooperation between the outside agency and STEMI.  Please let us know if you are interested in this option at the beginning of your EMT course.

STEMI will provide the NREMT psychomotor testing at the conclusion of the course as part of the cost of tuition.


  • Orientation and evaluation
  • EMT-Role, responsibilities and equipment
  • Human body systems and patient assessment
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Shock and hemorrhage
  • Fractures and splinting
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Major wounds
  • Medical emergencies
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Environmental injuries
  • Hazardous materials
  • Multiple victim extrication and rescue
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Moving the sick and injured
  • Ambulance transport
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills


Upon successful completion, STEMI students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Following successful completion of the EMT program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry written exam (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – NREMT).  You will also be eligible to become licensed as an EMT through the State of Idaho upon affiliation with a licensed agency.