American Military University Grants Credits for Passing National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Exam

Charles Town, West Virginia, UNITED STATES


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Nov. 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- American Military University -- an online learning institution serving more than 15,000 civilian and military students worldwide -- is now granting transfer credits to students who pass any of four National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exams for certification. AMU is a member institution of the American Public University System.

Students can apply the credits toward elective course requirements in any of the university's more than 50 associate's or bachelor's degree programs. These programs include emergency and disaster management, fire science management, and one of the nation's leading programs in homeland security.

"This new credit policy is part of our continuing effort to recognize the knowledge our adult learners bring to the classroom," says Wallace E. Boston Jr., president and chief executive officer.

The EMT exams and credits awarded are:

  --  Basic advanced - six semester hours
  --  Intermediate/85 - 11 semester hours
  --  Intermediate/99 - 11 semester hours
  --  Paramedic - 18 semester hours

To be granted credit toward a degree, students need to submit test results or proof of certification. The maximum number of awarded credits is 18 semester hours. For example, if the intermediate exam was already completed and received 11 credit hours, an additional seven credit hours (totaling 18) would be awarded at the completion of the paramedic level of training.

About American Military University

American Military University (www.amuonline.com) is a member of the American Public University System, a regionally and nationally accredited distance learning institution. The institution provides relevant and affordable distance learning in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs -- taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. The online academic programs prepare students for careers in homeland security, intelligence, national security, criminal justice, emergency management, business and more.

The University System is hosting one of the first-ever homeland security conferences to address the needs of smaller communities when catastrophe strikes. "Homeland Security: The Ripple Effect" is set for Feb. 6-7 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. A discount for early registration ends Nov. 30. Register via the homeland security conference web site at www.apus.edu/disaster or call Potomac Management Resources, 888.767.5561 or 703.683.5561.


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