At a Glance:
Advisors:Catoosa: Frances Shugars
Floyd: Claudio Leyssens
Walker: Frances Shugars
EMS Professions (EP12)
Offered at the Following Campuses
- Walker County Campus
- Catoosa County Campus
- Floyd County Campus
Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to apply 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. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into occupational program curriculum
Education: Documentation of high school graduation (official transcript) or successful completion of GED (official notice)Other:
1)Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
2) Hold a valid driver’s license.
3) Have successfully completed the new EMT (EMJ1) curriculum, or possess a current National Registry EMT-B certification, or possess a Georgia EMT state license. Any licensed or certified EMT who has not completed the new EMSP (EMJ1) courses and wishes to reenter the program or is seeking advanced placement into the AEMT courses (EMH1, EP12) must pass all advanced placement exams to enter into the AEMT modules.
4) See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.
5) Complete EMT program application.
6) Be physically able to perform the duties of an EMS student as verified by a note from a physician.
Note: Students are required to purchase liability insurance. The cost is $51.00.
Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the program.
Program Fees: This program requires some additional fees over and above tuition cost. See the Financial Information section of this Catalog for information on these fees.
Pre-requisite: Program admission. This course integrates pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.