This course is for currently licensed EMTs that wish to continue to higher levels of training and care in EMS. To take the AEMT course, students MUST be currently licensed as an EMT in order to be eligible. See the description below for more information:
The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technicianis 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.
[From the National EMS Scope of Practice Model]
When you complete this program, you will join a special group of people, the EMS Professional. As the EMS system continues to evolve, the role of the EMT will continue to expand in both scope and responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that you become proficient in your skills and practice of prehospital medicine. The instructor staff will support you in your education and practice; however, they will not carry you! These are intensive blended courses that offer online and classic classroom training.
What is required to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)?
If you are under the age of 17, you can take the course but cannot take the National Registry exam until you are 18.
You must be able to pass a criminal background check.
You must be able to pass a drug screen.
FOR ADVANCED EMT: You must be a currently licensed EMT in the state of Alabama OR have a valid National Registry certification at the level of EMT.
These courses are required to apply for licensure as an EMT or AEMT. Students are given insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services.
The courses are based on the Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician National Standard Curriculum. Successful graduates are eligible to take the National Registry certification exam and continue to the next certification level. These courses are taught by experienced instructors.
Class will meet from 6pm – 10pm on Tuesday and Friday nights. Classes will cover course material and associated skills.
Total Course Hours:
- Classroom/Web and Skills Hours= 180
Additional Field Rotations: (Ambulance Training Rides)
- 96 estimated hours.
Course fees are to be paid when you turn in your application for enrollment.
**Payment Plan Option: Half of the course fee is to be paid along with your application and is
non-refundable. The remaining balance can then be paid in installments of $100/month until paid in full.
Course Fee pays for the following:
• Web Course Fee
• Drug Screen (will be completed during class)
• Background check (will be completed during class)
• Skills Fee
*Other costs to be incurred by the student (not covered in the course fees) will be discussed at the first meeting of the class and are estimated to be less than $100.00 (such as rotation gear, liability insurance, etc.). These will not be needed until month 2 of the course.
To complete the online coursework, you must have a laptop or tablet that you can bring to class EVERY night, as well as use at home between classes to complete any assigned work through the online classroom. For a complete listing of system requirements, visit https://www.jblearning.com/techsupport for more information.
To apply for enrollment, you must meet the above requirements (see “What is required to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)?” above), and then complete the following:
PRINT the application for enrollment downloaded from this website (link below).
Fill out the printed application form COMPLETELY.
Bring your completed application form to us at our main office/classroom location (address below) on any Monday or Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. BE PREPARED to provide the following:
You must bring your signed/completed application for enrollment.
You must bring your valid Driver’s License (any state).
You must bring your payment of AT LEAST half of the total course fee (Cash/Check/Money Order/Credit Card*/Debit Card*). Payment agreement contracts for the payment plan will be filled out and signed when you turn in your application and first half of the course fees.
Failure to bring any part of the above will be considered an incomplete application and not accepted.
* Credit Card/Debit Card Payments can be submitted in two ways:
First, you may call Capstone Claims at 205-247-4740 and speak with either Mary Mack or Tinia McLaughlin to have your credit/debit card payment processed by phone. When calling, you MUST inform the call taker that you are calling to pay for a class being taught by the NEMS Training Academy (or "the Academy" for short). You must also inform them of the amount you will be paying at the time of your call.
The second option is send an email to Kim McClain (email@example.com) requesting to make a course payment via credit/debit card, and she will instruct you on how to proceed.
Please note we do not store credit card information, nor do we set up automatic drafts for payments. You will need to provide card information each time you make a payment. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure payments are made in the correct amount and on time.
**Deadline for completed application with payment submission:
August 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Space in the course is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Anyone not able to complete and turn in their orientation packet with payment by the
above deadline will not be accepted into the course. We invite those individuals to
keep watching our website for future course dates to be announced.
Classroom and Application/Payment Turn-in Location:
NorthStar EMS - Station 2
2106 17th Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
To view the Fall 2020 Course Calendar, CLICK HERE.