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Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate: Non-Credit  (0026)

Are you an emergency medical technician (EMT) looking to increase your skills for your job?

Academically YOURS, we can help you gain more skills to advance in your career.

 

What can I do with this in the workforce?  

Public and private organizations including EMS agencies and fire departments typically employ advanced emergency medical technicians.

 

What is the average salary?

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What is HACC’s program like? 

Our program is 240 hours, which you can complete in four months.

Classes are on-site as well as through Virtual Learning. Through classroom lecture and discussion, online content, lab sessions and clinical experiences, you will gain the knowledge and skills in accordance with the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Educational standards for an AEMT. You are required to complete clinical hours in a hospital’s Emergency Department and EMS agencies.

We build on your knowledge and abilities as an EMT and introduce you to the cognitive and psychomotor competencies required to function as an entry-level AEMT.

Our program is designed to prepare you to:

  • Rapidly assess injuries and illnesses
  • Provide appropriate care to patients based upon assessment findings
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and utilize both manual and automated defibrillators
  • Describe the indications, contraindications, dosage and route of administration for identified medications
  • Identify and treat shock
  • Control external hemorrhage
  • Provide care of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Manage various medical emergencies 
  • Properly lift and move patients
  • Demonstrate competency in both basic and advanced airway management and trauma treatment techniques as determined by the National EMS education standards
  • Determine the most appropriate method to transport patients to the emergency department

Once you complete the program, you are eligible to attend a Pennsylvania Department of Health/National Registry of EMT’s AEMT psychomotor exam and complete the National Registry of EMT’s AEMT certification exam.

 

What classes will I take?


We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

 

Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education at HACC if you wish! We have a variety of healthcare programs, among others, that may be of interest.

When you complete an associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.

 

Where can I complete this program?

For your convenience, you can complete your classes at our Harrisburg Campus.

 

Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.

 

When can I apply?

You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Please use the information below to contact us to learn start dates and enrollment deadlines.

 

How can I learn more?

We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact the EMS unit at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC) at 717-780-2458 for more information.