University Bulletin 2022-23

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Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certificate Program

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The EMT certificate program can be completed in one academic semester and is a prerequisite to the Advanced EMT (AEMT) certificate program. The AEMT certificate program can be completed in one academic semester and is a prerequisite to the Paramedic certificate program. The Paramedic certificate program can be completed in three academic semesters. Together, these programs can be completed in five semesters. Students may, however, elect to complete only the EMT level of education, or the AEMT level of education.

After successful completion of each level of education, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT's (NREMT) certification examination. Successful completion of this examination is mandatory for licensure to practice in the State of Alabama. State licensure as an EMT is required to apply for AEMT education. Those who complete any level of education and licensure are qualified to work in escalating roles (by level) in many areas of out-of-hospital emergency medical care, including ambulance services, fire rescue departments, and industrial health and safety settings.

Program Requirements Course Title   Credit Hours
Advanced EMT (AEMT) Certificate Program    15 (1 semester)
EMS 210 Medical Terminology 3 hrs  
EMS 200 (OR BMD 251 and BMD 252) Human Systems and Pathophysiology 3hrs  
EMS 140 Advanced EMT 6 hrs  
EMS 141 Advanced EMT Lab 1 hr  
EMS 143 Advanced EMT Clinical 2 hrs  
Department of Emergency Medical Services 
Administrative Staff
(251) 461-1832
Chair Charles Erwin
Program Directors Ellzie, AGEMSS: D. Garmon, McKenna, Clifford
Medical Director Steve Bowden, M.D.
Professor Frazer
Instructors Brooks, Coaker, Ellzie, Erwin, Garmon, McKenna, Clifford
Academic Advisors McKenna, Stearns
Part-time Instructors Payne
Clinical Coordinator, Instructor McKenna
CME Coordinator Montalban

Department of Emergency Medical Services website

The Department of EMS prepares students for careers in Emergency Medical Services. To meet the expanding role of prehospital providers, the Department of EMS offers three certificate programs, EMT, AEMT and Paramedic, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services.