Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate (EMH1)

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.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program are eligible for employment in fire departments, emergency medical services, hospitals, or industry.


The Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedicine Diploma, and EMS Professions programs are regulated by the Georgia Department of Public Health, State EMS Office, 1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, 770.996.3133.


Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination. After successful completion of the NREMT examination for AEMT, students may apply for Georgia state licensure through the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

Admissions Criteria

  • Applicants must possess a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Basic License;
  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test  Reading  Writing  Numerical  Algebra 
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Curriculum

The curriculum for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program during fall or summer semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 10 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 240 contact hours and generally takes 1 semester to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (10 Credits)

EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT


EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT


EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT


NOTE: “C” or higher grade is required for all the above courses.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,000

Fees ($385 per semester): $385

Books/Supplies: $355

Uniform Costs: Approximately $250*

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Certification Exam: $144

Physical Exam: $150

TB Test: $40

Hepatitis B Series: $265

Drug Screening: $30

Criminal Background Check: $80

Course Supply Fees: Paramedicine Technology (click to find individual course fees)


(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Clinical Education

Number of Clinical Sites:5

General Location of the Clinical Sites: Bulloch, Evans, and Screven Counties

Special Requirements of the Clinical Sites

  • CPR Certification
  • Students must submit a physical exam stating that the student is in good health. This must include documentation of TB skin testing and all required immunizations, including Hepatitis B. Students who refuse the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical sites may refuse to accept them. Forms will be provided by the instructor;
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Flu Vaccine

Clinical Education Courses

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technology clinical experiences are combined with the courses. Students are provided opportunities for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in pre-hospital settings. The clinical experience allows the student to become involved in a professional work situation applying technical skills. Program faculty will outline the minimum number of hours that will be spent in a supervised work setting. Students may not receive pay from the clinical site for clinical hours. Students are evaluated by the clinical site preceptor.

Clinical Assignments

Clinical times may vary. Some clinical times may be scheduled to include shift work. Clinical sites are selected by the program coordinator. Students are responsible for having reliable transportation to the site.