The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (formerly EMT-Intermediate) certificate program builds on the basic knowledge of the EMT with additional training and skills. These courses may be taken by students wishing to gain additional medical skills, but not necessarily wishing to pursue training as a paramedic. Field experience in EMS is strongly encouraged between EMT certification and entry into the AEMT program. AEMT is a required prerequisite to the paramedic program and is strongly recommended for students with limited field experience. The program is designed to meet the US DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Intermediate (1985), the EMS Education Standards for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and the NM EMS training standards.
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; current NM EMT licensure or National Registry EMT certification valid through the duration of the program; current AHA Basic Life Support or comparable healthcare provider CPR certification valid through the duration of the program; completion of RDNG 099 and MATH 096 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores (MATH 114 recommended); Instructor/coordinator approval; additional requirements possible as established by clinical and/or field sites.
Due to changes in accreditation standards, any AEMT student that does not complete the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician course in its entirety within 18 months, will be required to repeat the entire course (EMSP 125, EMSP 128, and EMSP 131).