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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

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. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the EM01 "Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate)" technical certificate of credit.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will spinal immobilize a supine patient without critical error.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Evening Admit - Summer Semester; Day Admit - Fall Semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an EMT or EMT-Basic (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT-B to EMT update course) is required.  Proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, AND EMSP 1160 may be accepted in place of current certification and/or licensure.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Advanced Placement: Prospective students who are already certified as an EMT wishing to enter the program at the advanced level will also be required to take a comprehensive exam at the EMT level. Students not scoring successfully on the exam will not be allowed in the program.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older. Must be 18 at time of graduation and to sit for National Registry Exam.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is desirable by not required for the program admission but is required prior to graduation. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, TCC. Eligible to apply for the National Registry Advanced EMT State Boards.

Credits Required for Graduation: 10 Minimum semester hour credits required.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Occupational Courses (10 hours)
  EMSP 1510 Advanced Concepts for the AEMT 3
  EMSP 1520 Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT 3
  EMSP 1530 Clinical Applications for the AEMT 1
  EMSP 1540 Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT 3
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