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EMT Students practice during a class at Aims Community College

Emergency Medical TechnicianCertificates

Aims offers several EMS certificates ranging from emergency medical responder through paramedic-level training. These certificates include:

Additional certificates prepare you to apply to the paramedic certificate training program (paramedic preparation certificate) or begin the Aims paramedic associate degree program (pre-paramedic certificate).

EMT - Emergency Medical Responder Certificate

Emergency medical responders are entry-level EMS providers. The emergency medical responder certificate combines classroom training and an internship to teach you basic emergency lifesaving interventions while awaiting an additional EMS response.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits

Provides the student with core knowledge and skills to function in the capacity of a first responder arriving at the scene of an emergency, providing supportive care until advanced EMS help arrives. Prerequisite(s): Professional level CPR certification. Three credits.


Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program.  Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location with the guidance of the instructor. Zero to twelve credits.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

0 to 12
Internship Credits (Students must take a 1 credit internship)
Total Certificate Requirements 4