Public Safety Center

Advanced EMT

Advanced EMT 

The Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of Health Accredited Certification Training Institute. Learn about the Pennsylvania Department of Health Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program.


This course is being offered in an online blended format. Our Blended Advanced EMT program is a combination of self-paced online modules with interactive assignments and discussions. Students are required to attend in-classroom lab sessions throughout the program to demonstrate their competency in numerous psychomotor skills, complete testing requirements and prepare for clinical experiences and the National Registry examinations.

Who is the AEMT program for? 

The AEMT program is for certified EMTs. It provides the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to be an entry-level, nationally-certified AEMT. 

What does the program cover?

Advanced EMT includes:

  • Preparing for Advanced EMT Practice
  • Human Development, Health and Disease
  • Pharmacology
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical and Trauma Emergencies
  • Special Patient Operations (OB, Peds, Geriatrics)
  • Rescue and Special Operations (Vehicle Extrication, HazMat)

It follows the National EMS Education Standards for current EMTs seeking AEMT certification. By completing this program, you can take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at the AEMT level.

What are clinicals like? 

Clinical field rotation hours consist of: 

  • 24 hours in an Emergency Department 
  • 76 hours pre-hospital 

You must complete 24 hours in an Emergency Department before you start the pre-hospital clinicials. You must fulfill your clinical requirement before the end of class. 

How do I apply? 

Advanced EMT Application (pdf.) or call 717-780-3255.

How much does the program cost?

The tuition is $975.00. The textbook is not included in the tuition.

Upon successful completion of the AEMT Program students are eligible for their AEMT certification exams. 

These exams are administered by the Pa. Department of Health–Bureau of EMS/National Registry of EMTs (Psychomotor) and the NationalRegistry of EMTs/Pearson-Vue test centers (Cognitive).

Please note that there is a separate fee associated with the Cognitive exam ($115.00/attempt) that is paid to the National Registry of EMTs.

Who can I contact for more information? 

Contact the HACC EMS Education Unit at 717-780-3255 or rbernini@hacc.edu

When are the classes?

Section # Class Location Date Days/Times






Online D2L


HACC Shumaker Public Safety Center


Harrisburg Pa 17110


Feb. 4 - May 21, 2017

Lab Sessions:

2/11, 2/25,

3/11, 3/25,

4/8, 4/22,


5/20 & 5/21

Registration deadline is January 6, 2017




8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday (5/21)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


HACC-Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of HealthAccredited Certification Training Institute