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aemt education program

2019 fall accelerated course

now open to applications

Our classes are intensive but produce results!

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course meets the requirements of states that accept NREMT certification. If not in a NREMT state, you must check with your state EMS office to determine if NREMT is acceptable for license or certification. This course is not suitable for reciprocity for NY state AEMT certification.

Our goal is the success of our students. This ACCELERATED class is delivered using both distance-learning modules AND face-to-face learning components.  For many students, the AEMT class is thought of as ‘just a formality’ in getting an AEMT certification, only to get into the course and realize that it is much more difficult than they imagined.  The ability on the part of the student for self-discipline as well as being able to review, absorb and retain large amounts of information in a short period of time is paramount. 

GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

Class Schedule: This class is scheduled to begin Sep 3, 2019 and concludes Oct 30, 2019 meeting every Tuesday & Wednesday from 09:00 to 15:00 each scheduled day as follows:

  • Sep 3 & 4

  • Sep 10 & 11

  • Sep 17 & 18

  • Sep 24 & 25

  • Oct 1 & 2

  • Oct 8 & 9

  • NO CLASS Oct 15 & 16

  • Oct 22 & 23

  • Oct 29 & 30

  • Attendance at all class sessions is required.

  • Students may begin the clinical experience after class on Sep 11.

  • Students must complete all clinical experience requirements by November 30, 2019. Students that are not complete by this date will not receive course completion verification for NREMT testing.

Class Location: Bennington Rescue Squad – 120 McKinley Street, Bennington, VT 05201

Office Hours: Each classroom/lab session will have dedicated question and answer time to review or clarify course materials.  Additional scheduled remote or in-person office hours will be scheduled by the primary instructor/coordinator based on program progression.

Course Components: There are three components to the course: 

1.      The online portion and assigned homework (approximately 90 hours)

2.      The classroom portion (approximately 96 hours), and

3.      The clinical experience comprised of emergency department and ride along field experiences (a minimum of 136 hours) which is performed on Bennington Rescue ambulances and in the Southwestern VT Medical Center emergency department. 

All three components must be successfully completed to obtain an AEMT course completion certificate.

Time Requirements: You should plan on dedicating a minimum of 8-15 hours per week solely for the completion of interactive lecture modules, review of materials, and completion of assignments.  Clinical experience time requires an additional dedication of 12-24 hours per week. 

FEES

$1,300

Bennington Rescue plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. Payment of tuition is required to reserve a seat in the course. Payment in full must be made before the first class session.  Failure to pay tuition will result in dismissal from the program.  We have established the following policy regarding cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days prior to the start of class will be issued a refund minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

  • Cancellations made within 30 days but at least 7 calendar days prior to the start of the class will be issued a refund minus a $500.00 administrative fee.

  • No refunds will occur after 7 calendar days before the start of the course or if the student has accessed the online learning management system.

The fees for the course will cover:

  • Course tuition including clinical experience

  • Textbook and online learning system

  • Simulation supplies

  • AEMT class shirts

The fees for the course do NOT cover:

  • Uniform pants

  • Psychomotor exam fees

  • Cognitive exam fees if not affiliated with a licensed VT ambulance service

  • Supplemental study aids not provided with this course

REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years of age by the time of course start

  • Licensed or certified EMT with:

    • Current CPR for Healthcare Providers,

    • ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800.

  • A minimum of one year of experience as an EMT is recommended but not required.

    • Bennington Rescue recognizes levels of experience vary based on agency volume. If an external student does not meet the minimum recommendation but has significant call experience, the program director may consider a student with a minimum of two clinical recommendations which must be from a(n):

      • AEMT or paramedic (preferred) the student practices with, and

      • Direct supervisor or agency medical director (preferred)

      • Both recommendations must be submitted prior to or with a program application and prior to the closure of the application process or filling of all course seats, whichever comes first.

  • No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from licensure or certification.

  • Health requirements, on Bennington Rescue medical forms provided after course registration:

    • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.

    • Proof of current immunizations as required for clinical experience in the emergency department (ED) and on the ambulance.

    • Attestation from your primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) stating that student is physically fit for the expectations of the course.

    • Failure to comply with health requirements excludes an individual from this course.

how to apply

An application for the AEMT program at Bennington Rescue requires two components:

  1. A completed application, emailed to: training@benningtonrescue.org along with required documentation outlined above (current EMT card[s], healthcare provider CPR, ICS certificates, etc.). The application may be submitted without the last page. The medical form must be completed and submitted for an application to be considered complete.

  2. Applications are competitive and seats are limited. Applications close June 30, 2019. If sufficient applications are received the application period may be closed early. Selected applicants are required to submit payment no later than July 15, 2019.

Please contact training@benningtonrescue.org with any questions.