Emergency Services

Emergency Services

When an emergency happens, your life can change in an instance. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are there for the sick or injured when people's lives depend upon their quick reactions. Become a lifesaver yourself with Gwinnett Tech's Emergency Services Education programs. You'll learn through a combination of classroom education and hands-on training to provide exceptional care.

The EMT and Paramedic programs are approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP). The paramedic program has a 100% pass rate since 2008 on the National Registry of EMTs written and practical exams and a 100% positive placement rate since 2011. The three-year average retention rate is 61 percent.

View the fact sheet for Emergency Medical TechnicianAdvanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedicine.

Take the first step toward a top job in this field and apply for next semester. All the dates and deadlines you need to know are here on the website. If you're looking for ways to pay for your education, check out the scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our instructors, clubs and organizations and check out the advisory board to learn more about companies in this field.

Attend one of our monthly information sessions to learn more. View the schedule

Information on gainful employment: EMS ProfessionsHealth Care Science and Paramedicine.

View our course catalog and check out these offerings:

  • Offerings
  • Instructors
  • Top Jobs
  • Advisory Board
  • Degrees

    • Paramedicine


    • Paramedicine

    • EMS Professions


    • Healthcare Science – Pre-Paramedicine

    • Emergency Medical Responder – EMR

    • Emergency Medical Technician

    • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – AEMT

    Continuing Ed

    • CPR

  • Michael Johnson
    Instructor, EMS
    Phil Klein
    Dean of Health Sciences
    David Newton
    Instructor Paramedic Technology
  • Emergency medical services positions are available in hospital emergency departments, aeromedical transport, armed forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians' offices, local fire and police service, first responder agencies (police or fire services) and the armed forces

  • Emergency Services Education Program Advisory Committee

    James Dugal, MD (Chairperson)
    Medical Director
    Stat Medical Care

    Charles Benson
    Ga. Office of EMS (retired)
    Gwinnett County Citizen

    Wyly OBrien, NREMT-P
    Paramedic, Gwinnett Medical Center (Graduate)

    Julie Hancock,
    EMT-P Paramedic and Manager
    Stat Medical Care

    Patrick O'Neal, MD
    State Office of EMS Medical Director

    David Briscoe, EMT-P
    Training Captain and Paramedic
    National EMS

    Earl Grubbs, MD (co-Chairperson)
    Medical Director
    Emory Eastside Medical Center

    Malia Daniels, EMT-P
    Training Officer
    Paramedic Grady EMS

    Dixon Marlow
    President/CEO Priority EMS

    Linda Horst, RN
    Manager Clinical Education Gwinnett Hospital System

    Mark Peters
    Battalion Chief of Special Operations

    Mamie Outler, RN
    Operations Manager, Emergency Services
    Gwinnett Medical Center – Retired

    Cheryl McMillan, RN
    Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth ED Supervisor

    Kim Smith, RN
    Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville ED Supervisor

    Paula Funderburk RN
    Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville ED Supervisor

    Michael Colman NREMT-P
    Operations Manager Grady EMS

    Lee Burks
    Clinical Supervisor Director
    Pro Care EMS