At a Glance:

Contact:
Terrence Kerney
Email: tkerney@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4671
or Harold Walters
Email: twalters@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4689
 

 

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Program Overview

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene of an emergency to the health care system. Successful completion of the AEMT TCC program will prepare the graduate to deliver basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation during critical and emergency medical situations.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the AEMT Certification exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)® and apply for licensure with the Georgia Department of Public Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma as an AEMT.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.
These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure.
Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at www.tcsg.org/tcsgpolicy/menu.html.

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, 2600 Skyland Drive, Lower Level, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Minimum Program Length: 1 Semester

Estimated Program Cost: $2,426

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Official high school or GED transcript is required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Registrar.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at www.tcsg.org/tcsgpolicy/menu.html.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (10 hours)
Occupational Courses (10 hours)
Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment.
Apply fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient. Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management. Applies fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient. Applies a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments.
Topics include: Clinicals.
Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.