Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Program

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 healthcare 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. The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma (Program Length: 1 Semester Minimum)

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the EMS profession diploma. The emergency medical technician certificate is imbedded into the EMS professions diploma.

Entrance Requirements
Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Employment Opportunities
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, Armed Forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police services.

Gainful Employment


Essential Technical Courses



Introduction to the EMT Profession

EMSP 1110


EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology

EMSP 1120


Medical Emergencies for the EMT

EMSP 1130


Special Patient Populations

EMSP 1140


Shock and Trauma for the EMT

EMSP 1150


Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT

EMSP 1160



Total Hours


**Suggested First Semester classes: ALHS 1011 and ALHS 1090