Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Program

The Crowder College AEMT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 337630
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088 
www.coaemsp.org

PROGRAM GOALS

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certificate program is a comprehensive program consisting of both classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation) and field (ambulance observation) components. The course adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training.

Students will develop more sophisticated emergency treatment skills including assessment skills, advanced airway techniques and medication administration. Students will also perform a variety of patient assessments and skills including intravenous, intraosseous, intranasal, inhalation and intramuscular injections on real patients under the direction of a physician in the emergency setting. The goal of Crowder’s AEMT program is to produce competent, entry-level AEMT’s to serve in career and volunteer positions.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

AEMT Program participants learn to:

  • Provide competent clinical pre-hospital care to the ill or injured
  • Master skills and concepts essential to the operation of EMS systems and other agencies
  • Interact effectively with other health-care professionals and patients
  • Link theoretical and practical experience and knowledge of health care with specific application to EMS

AEMT PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The AEMT program is an online, in-class (hybrid) program designed to accommodate the busy Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who can’t attend classes several days a week. The program consists of four, 4-week blocks (totaling 16 weeks, or one academic semester) and an additional two, 4-week blocks (totaling eight weeks) for a total program length of 24 weeks.

By enrolling in the hybrid AEMT program, students agree to travel to Southwest Missouri for all clinical rotations with whom Crowder College has contractual agreements. Out-of-state clinical partners, other than those already established by Crowder College in bordering states, will not be pursued.

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PREREQUISITES FOR THE PROGRAM

  • 18 years or older
  • Current National Registry certification (NREMT) or state license at the EMT level, or a higher
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Background check through Missouri State Highway Patrol (see application)
  • Have a current CPR-BLS for Healthcare Provider
  • Current, valid driver’s license
  • Immunization history, particularly TB and Hepatitis B, flu vaccination preferred
  • Physical examination form (may be found in the application to the program)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Wonderlic reading score of 310 or ACT of 18

PROGRAM INFORMATION

At the completion of the clinical hours, AEMT Candidates will be eligible to sit for the National Registry AEMT Examinations.

To review the tuition and fees for this program, click here: estimated fees

The Hybrid AEMT Program includes over 333 program hours as follows:

  • 189 didactic classroom hours (and practical lab)
  • 60 hospital hours
  • 84 ambulance hours

The next class begins January of 2020. To apply to the AEMT program:

  1. Apply to Crowder College by going to Admissions and pay the one-time application fee. Once accepted, you will receive a congratulatory letter in the mail with your Student Identification Number. Keep that number accessible.
  2. Send all official high school and college transcripts to the Records Department.
  3. In order to receive financial aid, students must complete the (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) regardless of the type of financial aid sought. Veterans should contact the Veteran Services Coordinator at 417.455.5434 for additional assistance.
  4. Complete the AEMT Program Application. It may be mailed to EMS Education or e-mailed to kristinspencer@crowder.edu. Please include a copy of your driver’s license, EMT certification and/or licensure, immunization history, physical examination form and three letters of reference. Do not send official transcripts to the EMS Department.
  5. Get your background check per instructions in the AEMT application packet.

For further questions regarding the AEMT program, contact Kristin Spencer, EMS Program Director, at (417) 455-5505 or e-mail at kristinspencer@crowder.edu.

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PROGRAM COURSES

  • AEMT 125: Introduction to Advanced EMS Practice – 2 credit hours (class meets one day/week)
  • AEMT 130: Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for the AEMT*- 2 credit hours (class meets one day/week)
  • AEMT 135: Pharmacology, Vascular Access and Medication Administration for the AEMT* – 3 credit class meets one day/week)
  • AEMT 140: AEMT Medical Emergencies* – 4 credit hours (class meets 1.5 days/week)
  • AEMT145: AEMT Trauma Emergencies and Special Challenges* – 3 credit hours (class meets 1.5 days/week)
  • AEMT 150: Advanced Clinical Practice for the AEMT (hospital and prehospital)** – 4 credit hours (class meets four half-days/week)

*Denotes classes that embed “high-stakes” exams that require every student to earn a minimum threshold score of 80%.

** Must pass the FISDAP “Greenlight” readiness exam with a minimum benchmark score of 78% or higher

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