Advanced EMT - Cardiac

This course is for current EMTs. If you wish to become an EMT learn more at the CCRI Fire Science Department

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. View the Fall 2019 Syllabus for detailed course information. 

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. 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.

Students will be required to take the HESI exam and obtain a minimum score of 650 as the class final. The fee is $50 and is 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 one year to retake the exam.

The fall course runs from September 10 - December 21, 2019. See details below. 


  1. CPR for Healthcare Providers
  2. NREMT Emergency Medical Technician certification
  3. Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Licensure

Registration Information

  1. Purchase required textbooks. Available at the CCRI bookstores
    1. Advanced EMT: A Clinical - Reasoning Approach 2nd Ed. By: Melissa Alexander, Richard Belle.  ISBN0-13-442012-8.                                                                -NEW MyBradyLab -- Access Card -- for Advanced EMT:A   Clinical-Reasoning Approach By Melissa Alexander, Richard Belle|©2016|Access Code Card, Required for Class.
    2. 2015 Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Provider Manual, American Heart Association.  ISBN 0-16-1669400-9
    3. Understanding 12 Lead EKGs 3rd Ed., Brenda M. Beasley 2013.  ISBN 0-13-2921065
    4. American Heart Association BLS Provider Manual, ISBN 978-1-61669-407-4
    5. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual, ISBN 978-1-61669-599-0 
  2. *EasyPay is now available for this program, to use EasyPay for the Fall 2019 Advanced EMT – Cardiac program you MUST be registered by August 23, 2019. The deadline for all first time EasyPay payments is August 31, 2019, nonpayment will result in you being dropped from the program. If you are dropped from the program it is your responsibility to re-register and pay in full, provided space is still available.

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Program Information

  • Cost
  • $2,165
  • Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee
  • HESI exam fee included 
  • EasyPay payment plan available

  • Time Commitment
  • 15 weeks
  • 156 hours total (15 hours x 10 weeks)

Contact Information

  • Workforce Offices
  • Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
  • Liston Campus, Providence
  • Knight Campus, Warwick

  • En español
  • Para información en español, por favor llame al 401.333.7070.

Contact Information

Office will be closed 5/27, 6/21, 7/4, 8/12, 9/2

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
2nd Floor South
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. (M-Th);
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F);
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Sat*)
*Office closed on
5/25, 7/6, 8/10, 8/31

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street, Room 1154 
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, Room 4200
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401.825.1214
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-F)

Faculty and Staff


Para información en español, por favor llame al 401.455.6019

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