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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced Technical Certificate

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Merry Mattix • (901) 333-5413/5400

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program includes basic and limited advanced skills. The program focuses on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergency 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 Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services. Advanced Emergency Medical 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 treatment while transporting patients to the hospital.

Total Program Credits: 16

Total Program Credits: 16

Malpractice Insurance

Students are required to obtain malpractice insurance for participation in the EMT program. Malpractice insurance should be good for one year and purchased at the beginning of EMSA 1111.


Program Costs

In addition to tuition and lab fees, students may have additional cost ranging from $400 to $1000 to include uniforms, duty shoes, physical examiniations, laboratory tests, immunizations, graduation, certifications, and licensure fees.


Retention Policy

The student must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all AEMT classes in order to be eligible for the National Registry AEMT exam and to obtain State of Tennessee Licensure as an AEMT.

If the student is unsuccessful in any of the EMSA courses, the student must repeat that component within the next scheduled cycle or the student will be required to repeat the entire sequence of classes.

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