Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMH1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia

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. The standard curriculum for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program is designed for the semester system. Entrance is in the Spring semester and classes are taught in the evenings only with an online component. The certificate requires 10 credit hours to complete the program and can generally be completed in two (2) semesters.

*For more detailed program information, please refer to the Catalog & Handbook.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Submit proof of current certification or licensure, as an EMT or EMT-Basic.
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $1,094
  • Books/Supplies: $200
  • Criminal Background and Drug Screen: $84.50
  • Uniforms: $120
  • Liability Insurance: $47 per fiscal year
  • Medical Screening Requirements (vaccines, etc.): $450
  • Licensure Exam (NREMT): $260

The Emergency Services Education program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry AEMT Exam, Rocco V. Morando Building, 6610 Bush Blvd, P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 888-4484.

Curriculum Outline (10 hours)
Occupational Courses (10 hours) 10
EMSP 1510

(Prerequisite: Program admission) This course serves as the introductory course to the advanced level practice of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). It expands on the information attained at the EMT level. Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment.

EMSP 1520

(Prerequisite: Program admission) This course provides opportunities to apply fundamental knowledge of basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for the following: an acutely ill patient; a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management; and an acutely injured patient. In addition it provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments.

EMSP 1530

(Prerequisite: Program admission) This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 1540

(Prerequisite: Program admission) This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an AEMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.


Emergency Services Education Program Director/Instructor
Vidalia - Health Science Annex West, at the Economic Development Center, Office 115

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