Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (Certificate)

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. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EMH1
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 10

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements and are classified as learning support or provisional status must take the prescribed learning support courses prior to registering for any of the EMSP courses.

Students applying for admission to the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Technical Certificate of Credit must have a current EMT certification or licensure OR must submit documentation of having completed an approved Emergency Medical Technician program and be eligible for certification or licensure.

Students may be required to complete secondary evaluations of general education competency and/or career oriented personality traits for purposes of evaluating the predictability of such instruments for success in the EMS related programs.

Students must be registered by an advisor during or following a mandatory program orientation.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Note: Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Grading Standards
All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  The grading scale is established by TCSG as follows:

A = 90 to 100

B = 80 to 89.99

C = 70 to 79.99

D = 60 to 69.99

F = Less than 60

Grade averages are not rounded up.

Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Students must complete all clinical requirements prior to taking the final exit exam for EMSP 1540. Students who delay completion of clinical requirements will receive a grade of “I” for EMSP 1540 and must complete clinical requirements and the final exit exam by the “I” grade deadline.

Readmission Policy
There is no specific readmission policy.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

ItemCost
Clinical UniformVaries
Background Check and Drugscreen$80.00
TextbooksVaries

Testing Fees:
AEMT Practical$150.00
AEMT CBT$110.00
* Testing fees are subject to change *

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts3
EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications1
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Apps3

Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Students must complete all clinical requirements prior to taking the final exit exam for EMSP 1540. Students who delay completion of clinical requirements will receive a grade of “I” for EMSP 1540 and must complete clinical requirements and the final exit exam by the “I” grade deadline.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Program Faculty

Director/Instructor
Lynette McCullough
lynette.mcullough@sctech.edu
770-229-3488
Griffin Campus
Medical Building Room 313

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
James Anderson
james.anderson@sctech.edu
770-412-4595
Griffin Campus
Medical Building 113

Instructor
Donald Bartlett
donald.bartlett@sctech.edu
706-646-6384
Flint Campus
Room D617

Career and Academic Planning

Lori Pitts
Career Advisor
lori.pitts@sctech.edu
770-467-4489
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint  Campus
Room 250A