EMH1 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 10

Program Description

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. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the EM01 Emergency Medical Technician (Intermediate) technical certificate of credit. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements and are classified as learning support or provisional status must take the prescribed learning support courses prior to registering for any of the EMSP courses.

Students applying for admission to the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Technical Certificate of Credit must have a current EMT certification or licensure OR must submit documentation of having completed an approved Emergency Medical Technician program and be eligible for certification or licensure. Additionally, this program is only offered embedded within the PT12, PT13, or EP12 programs.

Students may be required to complete secondary evaluations of general education competency and/or career oriented personality traits for purposes of evaluating the predictability of such instruments for success in the EMS related programs. Students must be registered by an advisor during or following a mandatory program orientation.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Background/Drug Screening




NREMT Practical Exam


NREMT Cognitive Exam




Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement

A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

James Anderson, M.S., Program Coordinator
Email: james.anderson@sctech.edu
Phone: 770.2412.4595


Program Courses

Complete the following:

EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT


EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT


EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT


Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students must complete all clinical requirements prior to taking the final exit exam for EMSP 1540.

EMSP 1530, EMSP 1540: Students planning to register for internship/clinical course must meet with the faculty advisor one full semester prior to the semester in which the course will begin.

EMSP 2130 may be taken in lieu of EMSP 1510 and EMSP 2120 may be taken in lieu of EMSP 1520.