Advanced EMT

EMT helping a woman in an ambulance

Designed to train the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in more advanced medical treatment of patients, this course teaches patient assessment and advanced life support techniques. Paramedics can work in private and public business and ambulance services both on the ground and in the air. Successful completion of this course allows the student to take the North Carolina Paramedic Exam. This 752-hour course includes 400 classroom hours, 252 field hours, and 100 clinical hours.

Training Includes:

  • Legal aspects of patient care
  • Advanced patient assessment
  • Advanced airway management
  • Advanced Cardiac emergency treatment
  • V. Therapy
  • Oxygen and drug administration
  • Shock
  • Skull, spine, and chest injuries
  • Neonatal and pediatric emergencies
  • Transferring patients to medical facilities

Admissions Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of completion of GED requirements)
  • Documentation of successful completion of a college level English, Reading, and Math course or successful completion of a college placement test such as Accuplacer
  • Provide documentation of current AEMT certification
  • Immunization records
  • Mandatory attendance of orientation class*
  • Successful completion of EMS Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) or provide proof of completion of A&P
  • Clinical sites require background checks and drug screening

Cost of Class:

  • Registration $180 (may be waived with appropriate documentation)
  • Text Book and workbook: $250 (subject to change)
  • Liability Insurance (required): $13
  • Cost of CPR card (a current card must be valid through the end date of class)
  • Accident insurance for the individual student: $1.20

Other Costs:

  • Cost of Certification Exam $68

For more information about this course, call 828.766.1279