General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated
General Catalog 2013-2014 Updated > Programs of Study > Paramedicine > Paramedicine Diploma
Availability: North Metro Campus
Program Purpose: 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.
Admission Requirements: Students must meet all admission requirements of the college and have reached the age of 17. Students who intend to apply for the Paramedicine diploma program must enroll in the college’s Health Care Assistant Certificate program to complete diploma level pre-requisite courses. Admission into the Paramedicine diploma program is competitive, and the program does not maintain a waiting list.
Total Credit Hours: 60
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