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Emergency Medical Technician

Program Description: The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous EMB1 "Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)" technical certificate of credit.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
• Students will perform a patient assessment on a simulated trauma patient with no critical errors.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Evening Admit - Fall Semester; Day Admit - Spring Semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older. Must be 18 at time of graduation and to sit for National Registry Exam.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is desirable by not required for the program admission but is required prior to graduation. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: Emergency Medical Technician, TCC. Eligible to apply for the National Registry EMT State Boards.

Credits Required for Graduation: 16 Minimum semester hour credits required.



Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (16 hours)
  EMSP 1110 Introduction to the EMT Profession 3
  EMSP 1120 EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology 3
  EMSP 1130 Medical Emergencies for the EMT 3
  EMSP 1140 Special Patient Populations 3
  EMSP 1150 Shock and Trauma for the EMT 3
  EMSP 1160 Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT 1
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