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EMS Professions

Program Description Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Length of Program: Three (3) semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

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

Entrance Requirements:  Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details.  Click for Entrance Scores.

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 but 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, American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, 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: EMS Professions, Diploma. Eligible to apply for the National Registry Advanced EMT State Boards.

Credits Required for Graduation: 39 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

  

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (6 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
 
2. Occupational Courses (33 hours)
  ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  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
  EMSP 1510 Advanced Concepts for the AEMT 3
  EMSP 1520 Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT 3
  EMSP 1530 Clinical Applications for the AEMT 1
  EMSP 1540 Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT 3
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