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 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.
The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. (Program Length: 3 Semesters Minimum)
Criminal background checks and drug screens are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Prerequisites must be completed by the program deadline. (ALHS 1090 , ALHS 1011 , ENGL 1010 , and MATH 1012 ) Please see the competitive health application at http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/ for additional information.
Emergency Medical Services, hospital emergency departments, Armed Forces, industry, urgent care clinics, physicians’ offices, local fire and police services.