Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Certificate Program

Program Description
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. 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. The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. This certificate does not qualify for financial aid as it does not meet minimum hour requirements.  (Program Length: 1 Semester Minimum)

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the EMS professions diploma. The advanced emergency medical technician certificate is imbedded into the EMS professions diploma.

Entrance Requirements
Submit documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT or EMT-Basic (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT-B to EMT update course); or proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, AND EMSP 1160. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Employment Opportunities
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, Armed Forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police services.


Essential Technical Courses



Advanced Concepts for the AEMT

EMSP 1510


Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT

EMSP 1520


Clinical Applications for the AEMT

EMSP 1530


Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT

EMSP 1540



Total Hours


**Suggested First Semester classes: ALHS 1011 and ALHS 1090