The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician has the knowledge associated with, and is expected to be competent in, all of the skills of the EMR and EMT. Additional studies include pharmacological interventions, tracheobronchial suctioning of an already intubated patient, and intravenous therapy. This program follows the guidelines set by the National Scope of Practice Model and is designed to help prepare individuals for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Technician training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on-practical skills) and numerous areas of clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical examinations. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illness and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.
AEMT training is a combination of classroom instruction (lectures and hands-on practical skills) plus ambulance clinical experience. Actual classroom time is approximately 240 clock hours with an additional 72-120 clock hours of clinical experience.
Classes meet either two 9-hour day sessions per week or three 6-hour night sessions per week. Attendance is extremely important. Classroom absences are strongly discouraged and clinical absences are very limited, regardless of reason. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry/State of Tennessee EMT written and practical examinations.
The AEMT Training Program follows the 2009 National EMS Education Standards. Additional materials and skills required by the Tennessee Department of Health and Division of Emergency Medical Services are included.
The Chattanooga State Paramedic program is accredited by the CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (727-210-2350) upon the recommendation of the CoAEMSP - Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (214-703-8445).
|NR Written Attempting||N/A||31||2||N/A||34||N/A|
|NR Written Successful||N/A||26||1||N/A||22||N/A|
|EMT Practical Attempting||N/A||31||2||N/A||34||N/A|
|EMT Practical Successful||N/A||31||2||N/A||34||N/A|
- Director/manager of emergency medical services
- Emergency medical service instruction/education
- Industrial settings
- Law enforcement agencies
- Nursing homes
- Overseas opportunities
- Public safety agencies
- Supervisor with public/private safety organizations
- Supervisor with emergency/air medical transport services
|First Semester (16 hours) (spring) (fall)||In-state||Out-of-state|
|Nursing & Allied Health Fee||400.00||400.00|
|Upload documentation for:|
|Physical Examination (estimate)||150.00||150.00|
|Hepatitis B (estimate)||175.00||175.00|
|My Record Tracker Fee||17.50||17.50|
|Truescreen Criminal Background Check||24.50||24.50|
|Truescreen Drug Screening (12 panel)||39.00||39.00|
These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.