Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate (AEMT)

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Program Director: 
Jeffrey Roberts
Office: 
CBIH-130
Phone: 
(423) 493.8765
Fax: 
(423) 697.3324

Deadline Dates

Program - January 15 and July 31 of Each Year
If weekend, due following Business Day.
TEAS Deadline: January 8 & July 30 2018
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The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician has the knowledge associated with, and is expected to be competent in, all of the skills of the EMR and EMT. Additional studies include pharmacological interventions, tracheobronchial suctioning of an already intubated patient, and intravenous therapy. This program follows the guidelines set by the National Scope of Practice Model and is designed to help prepare individuals for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Technician training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on-practical skills) and numerous areas of clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical examinations. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illness and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.

AEMT training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on practical skills) plus ambulance clinical experience. Actual classroom time is approximately 240 clock hours with an additional 72-120 clock hours of clinical experience.

Classes meet either two 9-hour day sessions per week or three 6-hour night sessions per week. Attendance is extremely important. Classroom absences are strongly discouraged and clinical absences are very limited, regardless of reason. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry/State of Tennessee EMT written and practical examinations.

The EMT Training Program follows the 2009 National EMS Education Standards. Additional materials and skills required by the Tennessee Department of Health and Division of Emergency Medical Services are included.

Accreditation

Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services
665 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-4505

Program Outcomes

 Graduation Rate
Graduation Semester U20115 S2015 F2014 U2014 S2014 F2013
Graduates N/A 31 2 N/A 40 N/A

Success Rates

Certification Exam Scores, Pass Rates, Placement
Graduation Semester U20115 S2015 F2014 U2014 S2014 F2013
Attrition N/A 1 0 N/A 1 N/A
Retention % N/A 96.7% 100% N/A 97.5% N/A
NR Written Attempting N/A 31 2 N/A 34 N/A
NR Written Successful N/A 26 1 N/A 22 N/A
Successful % N/A 84% 50% N/A 65% N/A
EMT Practical Attempting N/A 31 2 N/A 34 N/A
EMT Practical Successful N/A 31 2 N/A 34 N/A
Successful% N/A 100% 100% N/A 100% N/A
Positive Placement% N/A 94% 100% N/A 96.2% N/A
Employment Opportunities: 
  • Director/manager of emergency medical services
  • Emergency medical service instruction/education
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial settings
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Overseas opportunities
  • Public safety agencies
  • Supervisor with public/private safety organizations
  • Supervisor with emergency/air medical transport services

Program Cost

First Semester (16 hours) (spring) (fall)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee2,207.508,595.50
Truescreen: myRecord Tracker Fee:17.5017.50
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Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Physical Examination (estimate)150.00150.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
Truescreen Criminal Background Check30.0030.00
Truescreen Drug Screening (10 panel)31.0031.00
Uniforms (estimate)200.00200.00
Textbooks (estimate)500.00500.00
Total3,322.059,710.05

Costs Disclaimer

These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.