Southern Union State Community College

Program Information

EMT Training at SUSCCProgram Information

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a one semester program that is taught fall, spring or summer semesters as needed.  Interested students must meet minimum admission requirements and apply for admission to the program.  See admission requirements.

Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP)  

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350

Certification Earned: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 

Length of Program: One semester (10 credit hours)

Priority Application Deadlines:
Spring - September 15
Summer - April 1
Fall - June 15
Late applications will be accepted until class is full.

Location: EMT courses are offered on Opelika Campus each fall, spring and summer semester.
                 EMT courses are offered on Valley Campus and Wadley Campus as needed.

Credentials Earned: National Registered EMT following successful completion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification exam.  The National Registry examinations are required for licensure in Alabama at the EMT, Advanced EMT and paramedic levels.

Additional Information


Fall, Spring or Summer semester

Course Number Course Name Theory Lab Clinic Credit Hours
EMS 118 Emergency Medical Technician 6 3 0 9
EMS 119 Emergency Medical Technician Clinical 0 0 1 1
Total Credit Hours*         10

*The required hours for the EMT program do not qualify students as full time students for financial aid.  Students must take 12 hours to be considered full time.  Students may choose an academic requirement for the Associate in Applied Science in Paramedic if fulltime enrollment is needed.  

*New college students or transfer students with less than 12 credit hours of college coursework must also enroll in ORI 101, Orientation to College or ORI 107, Student Success Skills.

Comprehensive Examinations Information

Students in the EMS program must achieve an “Above the passing standard” as defined by the testing software on each module of the six (6) EMS Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) Competency exams (Airway, Cardiac, Trauma, Medical, OB/Peds and Operations) in order to successfully complete the courses: EMS 119 (students enrolled in EMT), EMS 156 (students enrolled in AEMT) or EMP 204 (students enrolled in Paramedic).  Students falling below the passing standard are required to remediate in areas of deficiency and retake the exam, and may repeat the exam as often as needed.   After successful completion of the six (6) CAT exams, students are eligible to take the Comprehensive Final Exam.