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Emergency Medical PreParamedic - EG71 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Emergency Medical Pre-Paramedic Technical Certificate program prepares students to provide basic 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. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The program also allows students the opportunity to complete the general education core courses required for Paramedic diploma program. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT.

Locations Offered:
Valdosta
Coffee

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Summer semester on the Coffee and Valdosta campuses.
Gainful Employment Information
Curriculum
General Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 21
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
EMSP 1110 Introduction to the EMT Profession 3
EMSP 1120 EMT Assessment/Airway Management & Pharmacology 3
EMSP 1130 Medical Emergencies for the EMT 3
EMSP 1140 Special Patient Populations 3
EMSP 1150 Shock & Trauma for the EMT 3
EMSP 1160 Clinical & Practical Applications for the EMT 1
Faculty & Staff
Advisor

EMS/Paramedicine Instructor


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