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AEMT Certificate

The AEMT is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide basic emergency medical care 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. The AEMT's function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMT's perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene into the health care system.

The Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Certificate includes basic and limited advanced skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician has the knowledge associated with, and is expected to be competent in, all of the skills of the EMR and EMT. This program follows the guidelines set by the National Scope of Practice Model and is designed to help prepare individuals for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Health Licensure and Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Upon successful completion of Emergency Medical Training, students are eligible to sit for the practical certification examination administered by the Tennessee Division of Emergency Medical Services as well as the written exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Once all necessary credentials and licensures have been obtained, you may enjoy many career opportunities.


By 2020, employment of EMS personnel is expected to grow by 33%, much faster than the average for all occupations. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Job Opportunities include:

  • Ambulance Paramedic
  • Firefighter Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Field Training Officer
  • Private Industry Paramedic
  • Emergency Management
  • Instructor
  • Hospital Technician
  • Emergency Room Technician

Mission Statement

The mission of Motlow State Community College EMS Education is to provide higher education that is intense, informative and keeps the future EMS professional involved. We strive to provide a quality education environment for both our EMT and paramedic courses as well as continuing education. We will prepare our students to be proficient in knowledge, skills and the way they treat there patients and coworkers.