In Alabama the first class of the new Advanced EMT program at the local Comm College is in progress this Fall. Here it's a one semester program. You go to class 3 nights a week, for 4 hours a night, for 16 weeks. Plus 90 clinical hours. All that works out to 10 college credit hours.
Not sure exactly what the scope is for the new Advanced: IV's, some kinds of tubes, more meds.
EMT-A in alabama can start I.V./I.O. place B.I.A.D., CPAP and give 11 meds. Zofran, epi 1:1000 for allergic reaction, benadryl, NTG, ASA, D10 or D50, Thiamine, Narcan Albuterol, Nitrous Oxide, Glucogone, and of course 0.9% NS.