Note: These courses are for current EMT's. If you would like to become an EMT please contact our Fire Science Department.

Advanced EMT - Cardiac

Course Description:

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Cardiac course prepares students to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Area of study include; introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of AEMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting and providing patient transportation.

This program is approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and adheres to the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, Rhode Island Curricula and Standards for EMT Training Programs and the American Heart Association.

Course Approval 16-001A

The course will include the following components:

  • National Medications and Protocols
  • Rhode Island Medications and Protocols
  • Endotracheal Intubation Module (for Rhode Island state licensure)
  • American Heart Association- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Successful completion of the course requirements, will allow students to apply for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) AEMT certification exam and apply for licensure in Rhode Island for Emergency Medical Technician Cardiac.

Students will be required to take the HESI exam and obtain a minimum score of 650 as the class final. The fee for the exam is $50 and is not included in the course fee. Students who do not achieve a minimum score of 650 must retake the exam at their own expense. Students have 1 year to retake the exam.


  • CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • NREMT Emergency Medical Technician certification
  • Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Licensure:

This program is approved for the use of VA educational benefits. If you would like to use your benefits for this program, please fill out the Student Certification Worksheet and return it to CWCE with your completed registration form.

$1,550 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (Eligible for EasyPay*)
Please note: HESI Exam fee is not included


Jan 23, 2018 - May 10, 2018, Warwick
Tue & Thu*, 6pm-10pm, and Sat, 8:30am-12:30pm*

* Saturday classes will meet on the following days: February 3, 24; March 10, 24; April 7, 21, 28; and May 5

No Classes on Tue, 3/13 Thur, 3/15 (spring recess)


  1. Alexander, M./ Bell, R. (2017) Advanced EMT A Clinical-Reasoning Approach 2nd Ed. ISBN-0-13-442012-8
  2. Beasley Understanding 12 Lead EKGs 3rd. Ed. ISBN 0-13-292106-5
  3. AHA (2015) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support ISBN 0-16-1669400-9

*EasyPay is now available for non-credit courses offered through the Center for Workforce and Community Education. For more information click here: CWCE non-credit EasyPay information

Contact Information

CWCE Office Locations

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401-825-1214

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401-333-7070

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401-455-6144

CWCE Office Hours

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Last Updated: 12/12/17