Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)


Total Credits10

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course is a step between the EMT and the Paramedic certifications. This course provides training for the EMT to utilize more advanced skills and to gain a greater level of knowledge of medical concepts to ensure proper care and transportation of the emergent or critical patient. AEMT encompasses 16 weeks (1 semester) of classroom, lab, clinical and field education and is offered in the spring semester on an as needed basis.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification is required for acceptance into the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certification is NOT required for acceptance into the Paramedic Technology Program.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Course Prerequisites

  1. Admission to Bismarck State College.
    1. Apply as "Pre-Paramedic Technology" or as "non-degree seeking".
    2. Check Campus Connection to ensure all of your "To Do List" items have been completed.  Students cannot be admitted to the AEMT course if they are not admitted to BSC due to an incomplete Admissions file.
  2. The EMS/Paramedic Program requires placement assessments in English and reading.  This assessment will be waived if you have taken college level English (course must transfer in as ENGL 110).
  3. Completed application packet for the AEMT Course - must be submitted to EMS/Paramedic Program Director, PO Box 5587, Bismarck, ND 58506. Complete application packets include the following items:
    1. Application to the Emergency Medical Services - AEMT Course.
    2. Valid driver's license (please provide copy).
  4. Completed CastleBranch Compliance Tracker ($153 - student expense)
    1. Current State or National Registry EMT certification (please provide copy - cannot expire during class).
    2. AHA Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR (please provide copy - cannot expire during class).
    3. Background/Check
      1. No felony convictions.  Misdemeanors will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
      2. Multiple entities checked.
    4. Vaccinations:
      1. Completed Hepatitis B vaccination series.
      2. Two (2) negative Tuberculosis skin tests (TB-Tine Test) or negative TB Titer or negative chest x-ray.
      3. Two (2) Varicella vaccinations or positive Varicella Titer.  (We cannot accept a statement or doctor note stating that you have had chickenpox.)
      4. Current year Influenza vaccination.
      5. Two (2) MMR vaccinations or a positive Rubella Titer, a positive Rubeola Titer and a positive Mumps Titer.
      6. Current Tetanus (Tdap or DTaP) vaccination.
    5. 12 Panel Drug Screen
      1. Will be completed upon the Program Director's request and forms are available only from the Program Director.
  5. Successful completion of interview process with EMS/Program Director.
  6. After acceptance to both BSC and the AEMT course:
    1. You are required to complete program orientation and registration.  There is no registration for AEMT courses prior to this day.  We will schedule this orientation and registration day after acceptance to the course.
Fall or Spring Semester
EMS 160Advanced EMT (AEMT) - Lecture I3
EMS 161Advanced EMT (AEMT) - Lecture II3
EMS 165Advanced EMT (AEMT) - Hospital Clinical1
EMS 168Advanced EMT (AEMT) - Field Internship1
EMS 170Advanced EMT (AEMT) - Skills Lab2
Total Credit10

All AEMT classes must be taken and completed in one semester.  Successful completion with a "C" or higher is required in all program courses to be eligible to take the National Registry Examinations for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).

AEMT Application Deadlines

AEMT Course offered in the spring on an as needed basis.

Spring Application Deadline: December 1st

For additional information or questions contact:

Kelli Sears, BS, NR-Paramedic at 701-224-2695 or email