EMS Professions

Diploma Program

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.

The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Community Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. (Program Length: 3 Semesters Minimum)

Entrance Requirements
Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Prerequisites must be completed by the program deadline. (ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, ENGL 1010, MATH 1012)

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

13 Hours

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body *

ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences*

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics

13 Hours

EMSP 1110 Intro to the EMT Profession

EMSP 1120 EMT Assessment/Airwy Mgt & Pharm

EMSP 1130 Medical Emergencies for EMT

EMSP 1140 Special Patient Populations

EMSP 1150 Shock and Trauma for the EMT

EMSP 1160 Clinical & Practical Appl for EMT

13 Hours

EMSP 1510 Advanced Concepts for the AEMT**

EMSP 1520 Adv Patient Care for the AEMT**

EMSP 1530 Clinical Applications for AEMT**

EMSP 1540 Clincl & Practicl Appl for AEMT**


Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to the admission.

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