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Program Overview

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:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Active EMT Credential SCC EMT Program
    • (NC, National Registry or other state)
  • Completed Physical and Immunization Forms (Physical must be the provided SCC Program Form)

The following prerequisites will be administered at the Yadkin Campus on two different dates prior to AEMT Course Orientation.

  • Written Assessment of Candidate Education level
    • College Level English and Math

Upcoming Classes

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.
Yadkin Campus
January 2024 (date pending)
Course Dates:
February – May 2024 (dates pending)

Application Links

Applications open approximately 30 days prior to the scheduled orientation dates.

Please visit our events page at: to apply when applications are open.

If no events are listed, you may email one of the contacts below for additional information.


Center for Public Safety
1220 State Street
Mount Airy, NC
Yadkin Campus
1001 College Drive
Yadkinville, NC 27055

Surry Community College AEMT Program Outcomes

Year Retention NC State Exam Pass Rate
(within three attempts)
First-Time Pass Rate
(State & National Registry)
Job Placement
2023 73% (8 of 11) 100% 88% (7 of 8) 88%

Advanced Education Pathway

Actively credentialed AEMTs may further their healthcare provider education with

SCC Paramedic Program

Alternative Healthcare Provider Courses

SCC EMR Program


SCC EMT Program

Program Contacts:

Dr. Douglas Underwood

Director of Yadkin Center/Director of Emergency Medical Programs

Kenneth Vaught

Coordinator: Emergency Medical Program

Scarlett Vogler

Emergency Medical Services Instructor

Workforce Certificate Courses

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

EMS-4300 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Total credits needed to graduate: 256 Hours

Program Costs

Item Price
Tuition $180.00
Malpractice Insurance $16.00
Accidental Insurance Fee $3.00
Textbook* est. $400
Technology Fees (Documentation & Testing Software)* $100.00
Nationally Recognized Course Fees (BLS CPR) $6.00
Clinical Costs (Background Check & Drug Screen)* $100.00
Shirts* $70
Pants* $50.00-60.00
Boots* $100.00
Belt* $10.00-20.00

*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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