General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated
General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated > Programs of Study > EMS Professions > EMS Professions Diploma
Program Purpose: 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.
Program Length : A fulltime student who has successfully completed all pre-requisite courses with a C or better and who has been admitted into the EMS program can complete the EMS Diploma in three semesters.
Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 17. Students who intend to apply for the EMS program must enroll in the college’s Health Care Assistant Certificate program to complete diploma level pre-requisite courses.
Admission into the EMS program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list. Please consult the appropriate Academic program on the college’s website for specific program admission information.
Total Credit Hours: 45
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