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The Paramedicine 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 program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The Paramedic 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 apply 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.

Programs of Study


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Program Outcomes

  2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   Threshhold  
Graduates 10 10 11 12 11    

Outcome Assessments

Attrition 9% 9% 9% 1% 0%    
Retention 91% 91% 91% 91% 100% 70%  
Positive Placement 100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  70%  
National Registry Written - % of Grads Attempting 90% 90% 100% 100% 100% 70%  
National Registry Written - Pass Rate Success 100% 100% 90% 100% 100% 70%  
National Registry Practical - % of Grads Attempting   100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 70%  
National Registry Practical - Pass Rate - Success 90% 100% 100% 100% 100% 70%