EMS Professions

Diploma Program
EP12

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 Public 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 1090, FYES 1000, ALHS 1011, ENGL 1010, and MATH 1012) Please see the competitive health application at www.gwinnetttech.edu/forms for additional information.

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

Gainful Employment


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Courses

 

6

Fundamentals of English I

ENGL 1010

3

Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1012

3

Essential Technical Courses

 

35

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Structure and Function of the Human Body

ALHS 1011

5

Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

ALHS 1090

2

Introduction to the EMT Profession

EMSP 1110

3

EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology

EMSP 1120

3

Medical Emergencies for the EMT

EMSP 1130

3

Special Patient Populations

EMSP 1140

3

Shock and Trauma for the EMT

EMSP 1150

3

Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT

EMSP 1160

1

Advanced Concepts for the AEMT

EMSP 1510

3

Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT

EMSP 1520

3

Clinical Applications for the AEMT

EMSP 1530

1

Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT

EMSP 1540

3

 

Total Hours

41

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1010, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090 and MATH 1012