Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

The advance emergency medical technician certificate encompasses the curriculum set forth in the Virginia and National EMS Education Standards for the AEMT pre-hospital provider level. The curriculum includes an expansion of topics covered in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum including: anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and trauma. Students are introduced to the concepts and skills related to Advanced Life Support (ALS) care including: intravenous access and medication administration. Successful completion of the classroom, lab and internship portions of this certificate will result in eligibility to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s AEMT exam. Students in this certificate must maintain their current EMT and CPR certification throughout the program. The EMS program is nationally accredited through the Virginia Office of EMS.

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1 Year (2 Full-Time Semesters)

Program Information and Curriculum


Admission Applications

The EMS Program is open to men and women who provide evidence of interest, motivation and aptitude in the area of pre-hospital health care. Students are selected on the basis of established criteria and without regard to age, race, creed, sex, or national origin.

Laurel Ridge Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.

All students must satisfy the admission requirements listed for each program. Applications are not complete until all required documents are received. The deadline for completed applications is due at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Admission requirements can be found under the above “Program Information and Curriculum” section.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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