Hybrid Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is 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. AEMT’s function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMT’s perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.
The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. [From the: National EMS Scope of Practice Model] VA EMS Education Standards for the AEMT is designed to educate the technician in the following areas of pre-hospital care: preparatory skills, airway management and ventilation, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, and assessment-based management. For VA trained AEMT, successful certification at the National Registry AEMT level will automatically lead to a VA AEMT certification. National Registry AEMT certified technicians trained outside of VA must apply for VA certification before being allowed to practice at this level. After receiving VA credentials, the AEMT has the option to maintain National Registry AEMT certification without affecting their VA certification; however, VA certification must be maintained to provide patient care at this level.
120 HRS – Classroom/Practical Instruction & 60 HRS – Clinical Rotation
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
- Accrediting Agency:
- Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
- Certifying Body:
- National Registry of EMT’s (VA automatically rewards reciprocity)
Costs & Financial Aid:
- $3,201.00 * Hardcopy/online course materials and exam fees are included in tuition.
- Funding Breakdown (eligibility dependent):
- FF WCG: $1067.00
- FF WCG/Tobacco Commission: $533.50
- FF WCG/FANTIC: $0
- FF WCG/G3: $0
- VA Ready – $1,000 Credential Award for VA Ready Scholars
- Re-Employing Virginians (REV): Up to $1,500 & $3,000
- Other (Community Partners – WIOA, DSS & others): TBD
- VA Office of EMS Scholarship Program – https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/education-certification/ems-scholarship/
- Semester: Winter/Spring 2022
- Application Deadline: Thursday, December 9, 2021
- Payment Deadline: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
- Class Dates:January 6, 2022 – May 7, 2022
- Lecture/Lab: Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:00 PM – 10:00 PM) *Several Scheduled Saturdays
- Virtual online and in-person classrooms, laboratories, and clinical sites at various sites and CVCC’s main campus.
- 1 year EMS experience with current agency
- Letter of Recommendation from EMS Agency Chief, Captain, Training Officer
- Letter of Reference from Agency Medical Director
- EMT Credential (required)
- AHA BLS (required)
- 18 Years or Older
- Hold a Government Issued Photo ID
- Graduate from High School (or Equivalent, i.e., GED)
- Criminal Background Check through Field Print Required
- Required Immunizations (TB Tests, Flu Shot & Misc.)
- Complete AEMT application packet
- PRIOR to APPLYING: Create your Workforce Profile at augusoft.net, Workforce Enterprise System (WES) and proceed with course application steps.
- APPLY at: https://tinyurl.com/3wk3za26
- APPLICATION PACKET: Individuals may contact Joseph Hengeli, Healthcare Career Pathway Project Coordinator, at HengeliJ@CentralVirginia.edu or (434) 832-6595 for additional information and/or to receive an application packet.