Paramedicine

Associate of Applied Science Degree
PT13

Program Description
The paramedicine associate in applied science degree program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The paramedicine degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The paramedic degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.

The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Entrance Requirements:
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, those applying to the paramedicine degree program must hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85; EMT I/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Please see the competitive health application at www.gwinnetttech.edu/forms for additional information.

Employment Opportunities
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, aeromedical transport, armed forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police service.


COURSE TITLE NUMBER CREDITS

Essential General Education Core Courses

 

15

Area I – Language Arts/Communication (Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required)

Composition and Rhetoric

ENGL 1101

3

Literature and Composition

ENGL 1102

3

Public Speaking

SPCH 1101

3

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose ONE of the following)

Principles of Economics

ECON 1101

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2105

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2106

3

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 1101

3

World History I

HIST 1111

3

World History II

HIST 1112

3

U. S. History I

HIST 2111

3

U. S. History II

HIST 2112

3

American Government

POLS 1101

3

Introductory Psychology

PSYC 1101

3

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
(Successful completion of MATH 1111 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1101 is required)

College Algebra

MATH 1111

3

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

MATH 1100

3

Math Modeling

MATH 1101

3

Physical Science I

PHSC 1111

3

Conceptual Physics & Lab

PHYS 1110/L

3/1

Introductory Physics I & Lab

PHYS 1111/L

3/1

Biology I & Lab

BIOL 1111/L

3/1

Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 1211/L

3/1

Chemistry II & Lab

CHEM 1212/L

3/1

College Trigonometry

MATH 1112

3

Precalculus

MATH 1113

3

Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1127

3

Calculus I

MATH 1131

3

Calculus II

MATH 1132

3

Area IV – Humanities/Fine Arts (Choose ONE of the following)

Art Appreciation

ARTS 1101

3

American Literature

ENGL 2130

3

Introduction to Humanities

HUMN1101

3

Music Appreciation

MUSC 1101

3

General Education Elective: To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes on pages 90-91.

Essential Technical Courses

 

54

First Year Experience

FYES 1000

2

Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab

BIOL 2113/L

3/1

Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab

BIOL 2114/L

3/1

Foundations of Paramedicine

EMSP 2110

3

Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

EMSP 2120

3

Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

EMSP 2130

3

Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

EMSP 2140

4

Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

EMSP 2310

3

Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

EMSP 2320

5

Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

EMSP 2330

4

Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

EMSP 2340

4

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic I

EMSP 2510

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic II

EMSP 2520

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic III

EMSP 2530

2

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic IV

EMSP 2540

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic V

EMSP 2550

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic VI

EMSP 2560

1

Clinical Applications for the Paramedic VII

EMSP 2570

1

Field Internship for the Paramedic

EMSP 2710

2

Practical Applications for the Paramedic

EMSP 2720

3

 

Total Hours

69

**Suggested First Semester classes: FYES 1000, ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113/L, and MATH 1111