Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program is designed to prepare the student with the necessary skills to complete national certification and obtain employment as an AEMT. These advanced medical providers primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out of the hospital setting. Through proper patient assessment and medical care, the AEMT’s goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. AEMTs provide an additional level between the EMT and the paramedic in the continuum of care, and they serve as a link to other health care professionals. AEMTs are responsible and accountable to a physician’s medical direction.
NDSCS offers a certificate program AEMT and is affiliated with Sanford Health EMS Educaiton in Fargo, ND. Courses are held in the spring semester of each year.
Clinical and field internship experiences will be completed concurrently with the classroom schedule. Numerous hospitals and ambulance services across North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota are utilized for clinical experience. Students may need to drive various distances to clinical sites. Additional sites may be added to suit student needs. National or state EMT certification/licensure, specific immunizations, and a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card will be required before the start of clinicals.