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
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
Advanced EMT courses are scheduled yearly as follows unless otherwise noted:
All scheduled EMS courses and dates are subject to change or cancellation.
Find all available EMS courses and Apply as a Candidate at: www.surry.edu/ems-courses
Please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/surryems
for updates and more information about our Emergency Medical Programs.
If no events are listed, you may email one of the contacts below for additional information.
Actively credentialed AEMTs may further their healthcare provider education with
Total credits needed to graduate: 256 Hours
*Prices may vary by vendor.
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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