Jun 06, 2023  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Certificate

This Certificate builds upon the knowledge gained in the basic skills certificate. The curriculum includes advanced trauma and medical assessment as well as treatment of the sick and injured. Successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced certificate allows a student to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced Exam as well as take the National Registry of EMT’s Advanced level practical examination. In most cases, EMS students qualify for partial or full scholarships.

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Examine and analyze the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries.
  2. Demonstrate how to assess the need for emergency medical care and perform appropriate medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition.
  3. Demonstrate how to lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  4. Define and employ the roles and responsibilities of an advanced emergency medical technician within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system.
  5. Perform the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology for assessment and management of emergency patients.
  6. Demonstrate how to properly administer medications per industry standards.
  7. Perform advanced airway management for adults, children and infants. Perform CPR, both 1 and 2 persons for adult, child and infant to Healthcare provider level consistent with American Heart Association guidelines.
  8. Demonstrate how to effectively communicate with patients, peers and healthcare professionals.