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College Catalog: Health Sciences: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Program: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-146-08
Length: 17 credit hours, 2 semesters
Lead Faculty: Paul Ruppert

Purpose: This stand-alone program prepares students for certification at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) level.

Students may begin this program without any prerequisite medical knowledge, or may receive credit for previous certifications and experience in accordance with our advanced standing policy, shortening their time to program completion.

NOTE: This program leads to the earliest possible eligibility for AEMT certification testing, but does NOT lead seamlessly into the Paramedic certificate or degree programs, for which EMS 150 is not required as the material is covered in other required courses within those programs.

Occupational Objectives: This program prepares students for entry into or advancement within the field of Emergency Medical Services. Completion of this program prepares students for many positions, including Advanced EMT, Emergency Department Technician – Advanced, and Patient Care Technician – Advanced.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College. Placement testing is not required. Students must apply for this program online at pdc.edu/EMS.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (221-146-08)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
First Semester
EMS 100 CPR for Healthcare Providers1 1
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician2 7
EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical 1
Total Semester Credits 9
Second Semester
EMS 150 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) 7
EMS 170 ALS Internship 1
Total Semester Credits 8
Total Required Credits 17

1 HLT 105 is an approved substitute for EMS 100
2 Completion of both EMS 112 (4 credits) and EMS 113 (3 credits) can be substituted for EMS 111 (7 credits)