Advanced Emergency Medical Technician


Program Information

Career Community: Healthcare
Degree Type: AEMT Certificate
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Advanced Emergency Medical Technician?


The AEMT performs emergency medical care to and transports ill and injured persons adhering to the protocols of the service and applicable federal state and local laws, regulations, and statues. In order to get into AEMT certificate program, you must have a Tennessee EMT license or National Registry EMT Certification.

What can I do with this degree?

This certificate allows for a state license and is the second level of a three tier program for a pre-hospital emergency medical career.

There are many employment opportunities within the EMS field, including fire departments, police departments, hospitals, and ambulance services (both public and private). Some AEMTs find work in the corporate or industrial world (like on an offshore oil platform) and others supplement their full-time employment by offering their services as an independent contractor for things like sporting events or film shoots.

A few of the many EMS-related career opportunities include:

  • Ambulance EMT or Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Program Outcomes

All students who complete the AEMT certificate will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the appropriate procedures to be employed when rendering basic emergency care to the sick and injured as an AEMT.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the AEMT in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Demonstrate evidence of personal/professional growth, particularly as this relates to the development and delivery of safe emergency care.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician AEMT Certificate

  • EMSA 1201 – Advanced EMT Medical Skills Lab (2 credits)

  • EMSA 1202 – Advanced EMT Trauma & Medical Skills Lab (2 credits)

  • EMSA 1111 – Advanced EMT Clinical (1 credit)

  • EMSA 1112 – Advanced EMT Field Internship (1 credit)

  • EMSA 1501 – Advanced EMT Medical Emergencies (5 credits)

  • EMSA 1502 – Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies (5 credits)

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