Staff and Faculty


Dean of Operations - AAES, Program Director - APPT

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston is a 8 year veteran of EMS. He started his EMS career after completing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2008. He then began working as an EMT for Southwest Ambulance while attending Paramedic school here at AAES. Mr. Johnston has been certified as a Paramedic since 2010 while also working for AAES. He started working at as a skills proctor and occasional instructor initially before becoming the Lead EMT Instructor in 2012. Mr. Johnston became Program Director overseeing the educational programs at AAES from 2012-2013. Mr. Johnston now serves as Dean of Operations of AAES and works on business/educational development, financial planning, and teaching the Paramedic program.

Instructor Certifications:

  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • American Heart Association - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • National Association of EMTs - Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • National Association of EMTs - Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Recognitions and Affiliations:

  • Arizona Emergency Medical Systems (AEMS) Board of Governors Member -
  • Reviewer for Jones & Bartlett Learning - Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th Edition EMT textbook
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