Advanced EMT Certification

Technical Certificate of Credit

Contact Information
Kenneth Oxford, EMT Program Director
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50348

Program and Career Description

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. 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. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical examinations.

Students enrolling in the Advanced EMT program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to the college
  • ACT of 19 in English, Math, and Reading or Learning Support Completed
  • Be currently licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Tennessee or have successfully completed an EMT education program within 120 days of beginning the Advanced EMT education program and have successfully completed an Tennessee EMS Board approved EMT competency written and practical examination.
  • EMTs who have shown competency in basic knowledge and skills through completion of Board approved written and practical examination and wish to progress to AEMT training without obtaining an EMT license shall submit evidence of good moral character (two letters of reference). Such evidence shall attest to the EMTs good moral character and be two recent (within the preceding 12 months) original letters from medical professionals attesting to the applicant’s personal character. Preferably, one letter should be from current employer and the second letter should be a character reference. In the situation of unemployment, two character letters may be submitted. Family references will not be accepted.
  • A copy of the CPR healthcare provider level certificate must be submitted that includes one-person, two-person, infant and child CPR.
  • Meet other admission requirements as stipulated in the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • Advanced placement not available for this certificate
Course Title Credits
EMSA 1501 Advanced EMT Medical Emergencies  5
EMSA 1502 Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Emergencies  5
EMSA 1201 Advanced EMT Medical Skills Lab  2
EMSA 1202 Advanced EMT Trauma and Medical Skills Lab  2
EMSA 1111 EMT Clinical  1
EMSA 1112 EMT Field Internship  1 
   Total Credits  16

Accreditation Information

The EMT Program is authorized by the Division of Emergency Medical Services of the Tennessee Department of Health. Jackson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.