Emergency Medical Technician Program




(EMT-Basic)

The Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMS-B) program is designed to prepare individ¬uals to provide basic health care assistance at the scene of the illness or traumatic injury. EMT classes are offered day and evening hours. The Basic Level can be completed in one semester. The faculty is committed to providing academic and clinical learning experiences that will enable the student to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the EMT. Many graduates are employed by the Birmingham area Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Services. Some graduates use the knowledge and skills they ob¬tain to prepare them to serve their communities in Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services. Program graduates are awarded a short certificate and are eligible for consideration to take the National Registry of EMT Basic Examination which is used by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health to grant an EMT-Basic license. The pro¬gram is approved by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Admission Criteria:
1. Meet all institutional requirements.
2. Meet the Essential Functions or Technical Standards required by EMS.
3. Receipt of completed application for the EMT-Basic Program.

Courses Require for the EMT-Basic Program

 Course  Credit
 EMT 118 Basic Theory and Lab      9 
 EMT 119 Basic Clinical Competencies      1 
                                          Total Hours     10


Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Program  (AEMT)

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is designed to prepare individuals desir¬ing to expand their career in Emergency Medical Services with the ability to initiate intravenous therapy and limited pharmacology. This course qualifies students completing this program to work or volunteer as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) for a fire department, ambulance services or in private industry. Students successfully completing the AEMT courses will be eligible for consideration to take a National Registry of EMT’s Examination, which is used by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health to grant EMT licensure.

Admission Criteria:
1. Meet all institutional requirements.
2. Meet the Essential Functions or Technical Standards required by AEMS.
3. Receipt of completed application for the EMT-Advanced Program.
4. Licensed EMT-Basic

Courses Required for the Advanced Program (AEMT)

Course  Credit 
 EMS 155 Advanced Emergency Medcial Technician     8 
 EMS 156 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician     2
                                                                 Total Hours    10

For more information regarding the EMS Basic or EMS Advanced programs contact:
Mr. Claude Hupp, III
(205) 929-2031
chupp@lawsonstate.edu