This program is designed to prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Advanced EMT Exam and to take the next step in your career by becoming an Advanced EMT.
Advanced EMTs provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for patients who access the emergency medical system. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, and possess the training and skills to perform lifesaving interventions.
This program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and meets the requirements for licensure in Texas.
This program covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced EMT psychomotor competency requirements.
You’ll learn how to perform the following Advanced EMT psychomotor skills with confidence:
In addition, each candidate will be evaluated on one of the following randomly selected EMT skills:
There is a difference between a standard EMT and an Advanced EMT. Someone licensed as an AEMT holds greater responsibilities while working on an ambulance. Our online AEMT course is structured for individuals who has already achieved the EMT level credentials and wants to grow in their career to assist patients before these individuals reach a physician. If hired by a hospital in Texas, AEMTs might perform the following tasks during an emergency:
Students enroll in our advanced EMT course to widen their career opportunities. It’s common for hospitals, fire departments, EMS agencies, and similar organizations to hire AEMTs at a higher pay rate compared to standard EMTs. This is appealing for EMTs who want to push themselves to the next level so they can climb within the ranks of an emergency care or first responder organization.
Wilson County ESD #3 Training Academy’s AEMT program includes 250 hours of instruction time, allowing students to gain an in-depth look at a day in the life of an AEMT. The entire program provides students more time to engage with their ambulance field experience and clinical internship. In total, students can expect to spend 108 hours in an ambulance environment and 24 hours serving in a local hospital to complete their training. Affiliation Agreements are currently held with multiple hospitals and ambulance services across the state of Texas. WCESD #3 Training Academy is willing to reach out to any facility or service to obtain an Affiliation Agreement in your area to make the clinical/field experience portion of the course "do-able" for everyone.
Participating in an Advanced EMT course used to involve driving long distances for your education and spending hours in the classroom each week. Wilson County ESD #3 Training Academy's online Advanced EMT program allows you to complete most assignments online from the comfort of your home. You can now train to become an Advanced EMT between work shifts and other obligations in your life. There are no mandatory meeting times for the online portion of the AEMT program, so you can submit assignments, take practice tests, and more on a flexible schedule. A minimum of 8 activities must be completed each week (weekly login is necessary) to meet the minimum attendance requirements for the course.
Our online Advanced EMT course is available for Texas residents who already hold EMT level certification. If you are interested in becoming an AEMT over the course of your career, Wilson County ESD #3 Training Academy accepts students 18 years or older into our AEMT program. You just need to show proof of a high school diploma or GED equivalent and proof of your current EMT certification. Have questions? Contact our Program Director to discuss our programs, whether you have a medical background or are just beginning your secondary healthcare education plan.
At Wilson County ESD #3 Training Academy, we want to make your healthcare education affordable. Students enrolling in our Advanced EMT course can arrange for payment agreements to help you coordinate monthly payments. Our Program Director can tell you more about opportunities ways to make payments in advance.