General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated
General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated > Programs of Study > Paramedicine > Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree
Availability: North Metro Campus
Program Purpose: The Paramedicine Associate of 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 Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
Admission Requirements: Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 18. Students who intend to apply for the Paramedicine AAS program must enroll in the Health Sciences Certificate program to complete the associate degree level pre-requisite courses. The completion of the pre-requisite courses does not guarantee admission into the Paramedicine AAS program. Admission into the Paramedicine AAS program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list.
Required Minimum: 15 Semester Credit Hours
To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in General Core courses an additional 3 semester credit hours must be selected from a course in Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Science courses in BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS may also satisfy this requirement.
Total Credit Hours: 72
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