At a Glance:Advisors:
Floyd: Claudio Leyssens
A.A.S. Dalton State College; NREMT-P
Gordon: Phil Tucker
A.S., Keiser University; EMS Certificate, Gadsden State College
Walker: Frances Shugars
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) (EMH1)
Offered at the Following Campuses
- Walker County Campus
- Gordon County Campus
- Floyd County Campus
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 perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency 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.
Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum
Education: Documentation of high school graduation (official transcript) or successful completion of GED (official notice)Other:
1)Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
2) Hold a valid driver’s license.
3) Have successfully completed the new EMT (EMJ1) curriculum, or possess a current National Registry EMT-B certification, or possess a Georgia EMT state license. Any licensed or certified EMT who has not completed the new EMSP (EMJ1) courses and wishes to reenter the program or is seeking advanced placement into the AEMT courses (EMH1, EP12) must pass all advanced placement exams to enter into the AEMT modules.
4) See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.
5) Complete EMT program application.
6) Be physically able to perform the duties of an EMS student as verified by a note from a physician.
Note: If you are pregnant or become pregnant, and wish to enter or remain in the AEMT program, you must present a doctor’s release that states that the requirements of the AEMT program will not endanger your health or the health of the baby;
Note: AEMT students are required to purchase liability insurance. The cost is $51.00.
Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the AEMT program.
Program Fees: This program requires some additional fees over and above tuition cost. See the Financial Information section of this Catalog for information on these fees.
Program Final Exit Point: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate of Credit. In order to receive your technical certificate of credit and take the National Registry Exam you must be 18 years old and a high school or GED graduate. Successful completion of the Registry Exam qualifies the graduate for entry into the Paramedic program or employment.