Advanced EMT Certification

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Advanced EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.

Who can take the Advanced EMT class?

Students who already have the Basic EMT Certification can continue with the Advanced EMT Certification. The 16-week class will be offered at Coastal Georgia for Fall 2022. Basic will be offered again in Spring 2023.

What will I learn?

Students working to obtain their Advanced EMT Certification will learn the anatomy and physiology of the airway, respiratory, and circulatory systems, and apply respiratory and perfusion concepts to practice. They will learn skills to perform cardiac and respiratory assessments and the skills needed to manage a patent airway, mechanical ventilation, and respiration.

Students will learn to administer AEMT medications during emergencies. They'll also learn to apply knowledge to provide basic and advanced emergency care including resuscitation, during transport to a healthcare facility. They will understand knowledge about the EMS system, safety, legal, and ethical to clinical practice.

What else is required?

The Advanced EMT Certification requires 150 hours of lab, open lab, assignments, and clinical.

What's next?

Once students have completed the one-semester course, they should be prepared to take their exam and enter the workforce.

Contact Information:

Lydia Watkins

Lydia Watkins
Southeast Georgia Health System Distinguished Chair/Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences