Workforce Certificate, On Campus
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is 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.
This course follows the North Carolina curriculum for Advance Emergency Medical Technician. Once successfully credentialed, they will begin a career in the medical profession as an entry-level AEMT with EMS agencies or in medical facilities across the state or nation.
Lecture, demonstrations, near-to-real life skills evaluation, and both hospital and field internships are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include compassionate patient care, assessment, peripheral access devices, advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring, and the administration of prehospital advanced life support medications.
Prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to the first day of class:
The following prerequisites will be administered at the Yadkin Campus on two different dates prior to AEMT Course Orientation.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) classes begin with the Spring session (mid-February) of each year and conclude with Spring session
(late-May) of the same year.
Specific Dates will be released below upon approval of the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.
The Surry Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158Clearwater, FL 33763727-210-2350www.caahep.org
To contact CoAEMSP:8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312Rowlett, TX 75088214-703-8445FAX 214-703-8992www.coaemsp.org
Actively credentialed AEMTs may further their healthcare provider education with
Total credits needed to graduate: 256 Hours
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Tuition for EMS courses is waived for members of NC Lifesaving organizations (i.e., Fire Department, Rescue Squad, EMS, Law Enforcement). Financial assistance for tuition, fees and/or books is available through the Surry Skill-up grant.
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