2022-2023 Catalog

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (EMH1) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

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Program Description:

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Entrance Date:

Any term for Pre-occupational courses. Fall Semester for occupational courses, and as needed.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health Technology programs


  1. Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license.
  3. Have successfully completed the new EMT (EMJ1) curriculum, or possess a current National Registry EMT-B certification, or possess a Georgia EMT state license. Any licensed or certified EMT who has not completed the new EMSP (EMJ1) courses and wishes to reenter the program or is seeking advanced placement into the AEMT courses (EMH1, EP12) must pass all advanced placement exams to enter into the AEMT modules.
  4. See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.
  5. Complete EMT program application.

Note: EMS students are required to purchase liability insurance. Current cost is $51.00.

Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the EMS program.

Program Final Exit Point:

EMT-B graduates are currently not qualified to work on an ambulance in this region. Graduates are eligible and required to apply for the National Registry Practical and written examinations prior to entry into the AEMT program. AEMT graduates are required to have certification as an EMT-B, EMT-I-85, or EMT I-99 prior to being allowed to take the AEMT practical and written examinations. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced EMT National Registry Examination, and for entry into the Paramedicine diploma program after completion of pre-occupational courses or employment. Graduates are also eligible to apply for state licensure (with appropriate requirements) and employment as an Advanced EMT.

Required Curriculum (10 Credit Hours)

EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT


EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT


EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT


Total Credit Hours: 10 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation