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Paramedicine - PT13 Degree

Program Description: The Paramedicine Applied Associate in 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.

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
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 165 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. 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:

  • Students may complete all of the following courses with a "C" or better prior to admission to this program:ENGL 1101, MATH 1101 or 1111, Social/Behavioral Science Elective, Humanities Elective, an additional General Education Core Elective, and BIOL 2113 with Lab, BIOL 2114 with Lab
  • Students must hold certification and/or licensure as an EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma EMTI to AEMT update course); EMT I/99; or AEMT
  • 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.
  • Students must complete all of the required core courses and maintain a GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the program.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall semester on the Valdosta campus and each Spring semester on the Coffee campus.

Wiregrass EMS Student Handbook – Spring 2018

Program Mission Statement: “To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

The Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
https://www.caahep.org/

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Program Effectiveness Data for EMS

Curriculum
General Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science (3 Hours) 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1101 Mathematic Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
Occupational Courses 52
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine 3
EMSP 2120 Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 4
EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care 3
EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care 5
EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care 4
EMSP 2340 Therapeutic Modalities-Special Patient Populations 4
EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I 2
EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II 2
EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III 2
EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV 1
EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V 1
EMSP 2560 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI 1
EMSP 2570 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII 1
EMSP 2710 Field Internship for the Paramedic 2
EMSP 2720 Practical Applications for the Paramedic 3
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