practicing skills

Integrated (Accelerated) EMT/AEMT Program

Fall Offerings

Columbia Campus Daytime #1 (15 week offering)
August 24-December 4

  • Monday and Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Columbia Campus Daytime #2 (15 week offering)
August 24-December 4

  • Monday and Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Columbia Campus Daytime #3 (15 week offering)
August 24-December 4

  • Monday and Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Fall 2020 INTEGRATED (ACCELERATED) EMT/AEMT PROGRAM is now closed for application. Please refer all questions regarding program admission / acceptance to the EMT / AEMT Coordinator Gregory S. Johnson at

Students interested in obtaining EMT or AEMT licensure should stay posted to our website for course announcements related to Spring 2021 course offering announcements later this fall. Students may also email the EMT/AEMT coordinator and request to be placed on the mailing list for course announcements as well.

What is the Integrated (Accelerated) EMT/AEMT Program?
The Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician: (EMT/AEMT) course is an academy-style, semester long program designed to educate and train students to serve as a vital member of a pre-hospital EMS team. This course provides students with the necessary didactic and practical training to perform life-saving skills. Additionally, students will learn to work alone as well as in a squad-based (team) environment. Classes are offered year round during the day with classes being 3 days/week usually Monday through Wednesday 08:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.. Location of classes vary from semester to semester.

What about clinical rotation requirements?
Students will schedule and attend 144 hours of clinical rotations outside of class. These rotations will be at clinical sites specified by the instructor cadre. Generally, shifts are divided into 12-hour shifts constituting approximately 8 days of clinical rotations throughout the program.

What is the first step?
Apply for admission to Columbia State Community College. You can apply online or on any of the campuses. Ensure the college has received:

  • Proof of MMR Vaccination
  • High School Transcript
  • All college transcripts
  • ACT Scores (if applicable)
  • Documentation of Varicella Zoster immunizations (2) or positive titer

EMS Academy candidates must, at a minimum, place at competency Level 1 in all categories (Math, Reading, Writing.) Competency status is each area is validated by ACT sub-scores OR through institutional placement testing through Testing Services.

What's needed after college admittance?

  • With the exception of the BACKGROUND CHECK and DRUG SCREEN, students admitted to the class must complete the medical forms ("Incoming Students" tab, scroll down to incoming EMT-IV Students) and upload all required documents to via Truescreen prior to the MANDATORY orientation day(s).
  • Have a medical examination. The examiner should complete the Medical Statement and sign it (including their license number).
  • Have blood drawn for titers to prove immunity to MMR, Chicken Pox, and Hepatitis B. If you haven't started the Hepatitis B series, you must start the injections. No waiver is available for this. Note that a copy of the lab results must be attached to the Immunity Verification Form.
  • Provide us with a copy of your health insurance card, front and back. If you do not have health insurance, it is available through AIG Educational Markets.
  • Buy your uniforms. We require at least one complete uniform. It is recommended that you buy at least two complete uniforms in case your uniform gets soiled while at clinical rotation.