EMS Training Programs

The Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center is a Pennsylvania Department of Health Accredited Certification Training Institute.

This course is being offered in an online/blended format. The program is a combination of self-paced online modules with interactive assignments and discussions. Students are required to attend in-person lab sessions throughout the program to demonstrate their competency in numerous psychomotor skills, complete testing requirements and prepare for clinical experiences and the NREMT examinations.

Please note:

  • Students must be a credentialed EMT.
  • The tuition is $1,200. This does not cover the textbook, or national registry testing fees.
  • Students will need this textbook by the first class – Advanced EMT: A Clinical Reasoning Approach, 2nd edition

Advanced EMT students are responsible for a combination of emergency room and field time, for a total of 100 hours. View Clinical FAQs! (pdf)

must be completed successfully prior to the beginning of the clinical experience.

 

Please complete the Health Screening Form (pdf) with your physician prior to completing the online application.

 

What can I do with advanced EMT in the workforce?

The primary focus of the Advanced EMT Program is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Advanced EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. They perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. Advanced EMTs are links from the scene to the emergency health care system.

 

$12-$18/hour
Average Pay
(Source: salary.com)

 

What are HACC’s classes like?

Our online/blended AEMT Program is a combination of self-paced, online modules with interactive assignments and discussions. Students are required to attend in-person lab sessions throughout the program to demonstrate their competency in numerous psychomotor skills, complete testing requirements and prepare for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examinations.

The AEMT course is 220 hours of instruction that covers the following in accordance with the National EMS Education Standards:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment of injuries and illnesses (medical and Trauma)
  • Assisting patients with their own prescribed medications
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Lifting, moving and transportation of patients
  • Pediatric and geriatric emergencies
  • The overall roles and responsibilities of the AEMT

Both the in-classroom and blended AEMT Programs require mandatory corequisite courses listed below. The due dates for these courses are determined by your specific course syllabus and are to be completed in order to be eligible for your NREMT certification exam. More information will be provided at the first class.

 

  • Hazardous Materials Response – Awareness
  • NIMS IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • NIMS IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (Prerequisites: NIMS 100 and 700)
  • NIMS IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • NIMS IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

 

View and register class schedules

 

For more information:

PhoneBlue 717-780-3255 MailBlue jcbrindl@hacc.edu