Diploma Program

Program Description
The paramedicine diploma 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 diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The paramedic diploma 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 Community 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

Paramedic students have additional opportunities to complete an associate degree built on the paramedic technology diploma program. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)

Entrance Requirements
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, those applying to the paramedicine diploma program must hold current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT (with successful completion of AEMT coursework); EMT-Intermediate/1985; EMT Intermediate/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

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

15 Hours

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I*

MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics*

ALHS 1011 Structure & Function of the Human Body *

FYES 1000 First Year Experience

13 Hours

EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine

EMSP 2120 Appl of Pathophyslgy for Para

EMSP 2130 Adv Resuscitative Skills Para

EMSP 2140 Adv Cardiovascular Concepts

9 Hours

EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Card

EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalites Trauma

EMSP 2540 Clinical App for Paramedic IV

EMSP 2550 Clinical App for Paramedic V

14 Hours

EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Med

EMSP 2340 Theraputc Modalts/Spcl Patient

EMSP 2510 Clinical App for Paramedic I

EMSP 2520 Clinical App for Paramedic II

EMSP 2560 Clinical App for Paramedic IV

8 Hours

EMSP 2530 Clinical App for Paramedic III

EMSP 2570 Clinicl Appl for Paramedic VII

EMSP 2710 Field Internship for Paramedic

EMSP 2720 Practical Applic for Paramedic


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