Advanced EMT 

The Senator John J. 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. 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. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this program.

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: 

  • 36 hours in an Emergency Department 
  • 60 hours pre-hospital 

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

How do I apply? 

Contact: James Weber at 717-780-2510 or jwweber@hacc.edu.  

How much does the program cost?

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


Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach, 2nd Edition

It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the required textbook by the first class session.

Students are required to wear a uniform to every class session. HACC provides uniform shirts. Students are responsible for navy blue work pants, black work boots, and a black belt.

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 National Registry 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 717-780-2510 or jwweber@hacc.edu

When are the classes?

Section # Location Dates Days/Times
Online D2L
HACC, Shumaker Public Safety Center
One HACC Dr, Entrance 4
Harrisburg, PA 17110
County: Dauphin
Aug. 29 - Dec. 6, 2020
Lab Sessions:
9/12, 9/26
10/10, 11/7, 11/21
12/5 & 12/6
Application deadline is July 25, 2020 or until class is full. 
(See dates)
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Adams County Emergency Services Bldg.
230 Greenamyer Ln
Gettysburg, PA  17325
County:  Adams
Oct. 13, 2020 - March 20, 2021
Lab Sessions: Saturday's 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
11/21/20, 12/12/20,
1/9/21, 3/6/21, 3/13/21 & 3/20/21
Application deadline is Oct. 1, 2020 or until class is full.
6-10 p.m.


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