The Paramedicine associate in applied 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 licensure with the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.
The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (www.CoAEMSP.org).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
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. (Program Length: 5 Semesters Minimum)
View the Paramedicine AAS Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
In addition to the standard college entrance requirements, successful completion of all prerequisite courses (ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, BIOL 2113/L and BIOL 2114/L, FYES 1000); current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85; EMT I/99; AEMT; or EMT and successful completion of all AEMT coursework; and submission of program form by deadline. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Please see the program form at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, aeromedical transport, armed forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police service.