Advanced EMT (AEMT)

The AEMT certificate course is a semester-long course following the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The curriculum follows the most current release of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Education Standards.

Students will complete a total of 200 didactic (lecture) & psychomotor lab (hands-on) hours and 107 clinical (field/hospital) hours. Students will attend class each Tuesday from 08:30 – 17:30 hours, with an occasional weekend per the course schedule. The AEMT certificate course starts on August 14, 2023 and ends December 10, 2023.

Course Code:  EMS 4300 01F
Course Dates:
 Tuesday, August 14, 2023 until Tuesday, December 10, 2023.
Course Hours:
 JCC Main Campus - Public Safety Building
Course Details: Download the AEMT Flyer (PDF)
 Payment in the form of cash, money order, credit card or personal check can be made to the business office for the following items:

  • $180 Registration fee (Fire and EMS may qualify for tuition waiver)
  • Card fees for certification courses; Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • $19 Clinical Liability Insurance fee

Other Costs:

  • Information on clinical uniforms are provided during course
  • $178 Textbook: Advanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured; Third Edition (Price may vary by vendor)
  • $123 Platinum Planner and EMS Testing Accounts
  • $110 Criminal Background Check, Drug Screening, and Document Verification
  • Other expenses include course resource materials and additional text book cost for certification courses like PHTLS

Orientation: Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Students are encouraged to attend one of these orientation sessions; however, late registration is available until the first day of class for students who meet the prerequisite requirements without placement testing.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Credentialed as NC EMT
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS card
  • NC Office of EMS requires all applicants to have:
    • Successful completion of college-level English (ENG 111 at minimum), or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level English.
    • Successful completion of college-level Math (MAT 110 at minimum), or within the previous 12 months complete a written assessment placing the individual into college-level Math.

Written Entry Test

Johnston Community College will offer the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test for students requiring placement testing. If the applicant does not meet the required grade levels, the applicant can enter into TABE Remediation classes. TABE Prep classes end on May 13th, 2022 for the Spring Semester but will run during the Summer Semester until August 9th. All remediation requirements must be complete before this time. Once completed the applicant will be required to complete the TABE test again to show growth through remediation.

Applicant must pass the entry test or complete remediation before they can be accepted in the AEMT course.

How to Register for Entry Test

  • Students in need of placement testing should email Brittany Baker at bjbaker@johnstoncc.eduto discuss future testing dates.
  • Applicants do not have to take the entry test if they meet the State requirement by holding a college degree, taken college English (ENG 111 at minimum) and Math (MAT 110 at minimum).


Brittany Jackson Baker
EMT Educator/Coordinator
(919) 464-2299