Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

AEMT Certificate

Expected Hours for AEMT Certificate


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 will I learn?

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 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

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What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she 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.

Program Schedule

Fall or Spring Semester

EMSA 1201

Advanced EMT Medical Skills Lab


EMSA 1202

Advanced EMT Trauma & Medical Skills Lab


EMSA 1111

Advanced EMT Clinical


EMSA 1112

Advanced EMT Field Internship


EMSA 1501

Advanced EMT Medical Emergencies


EMSA 1502

Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies


Fall or Spring Milestones

  • Complete EMSB 1101, EMSB 1102, EMSB 1111, EMSB 1112, EMSB 1601, and EMSB 1602 and pass the state approved test before registering for EMSA courses.
  • You must have a TN EMT license or start the EMSA course within 120 days from your last day of class.
  • Successful completion of EMSA 1201, EMSA 1202, EMSA 1111, EMSA 1112, EMSA 1501, EMSA 1502 with a  C or higher is required to sit for the state approved test.
  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of EMSA 1201, 1202, 1111, 1112, 1501, and 1502, you now have an Advanced Emergency Medical Technical Certificate!
  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for Paramedic Certificate or AAS Degree.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

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