Gwinnett Tech's Emergency Services program, prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who need access to the local hospitals. In this program, you will learn through a combination of classroom education and hands-on training to provide exceptional care to community citizens. Students can choose from a variety of areas to study including: paramedicine, pre-paramedicine, emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician.
Graduates of our Emergency Services program enjoy careers in public safety, local police and fire services, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments.
The EMT and Paramedic programs are approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP). The paramedic program has a 100% pass rate since 2008 on the National Registry of EMTs written and practical exams and a 100% positive placement rate since 2011. The three-year average retention rate is 61 percent.
The Gwinnett Tech Paramedicine program was Georgia's first nationally accredited paramedicine EMS program.
This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton and Lawrenceville campuses.
Take the first step towards a career in Emergency Services and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today's high-demand careers. See who serves on our Emergency Services advisory board.
Interested in learning more about Emergency Services? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to talk with faculty and learn more about the program.
For more information on our degree and certificate programs available, please view the course catalog fact sheets for Paramedicine AAS, Paramedicine Diploma, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician- AEMT Certificate, Emergency Medical Responder - EMR Certificate, EMS Professions Diploma and Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.
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