Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMJ1

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic 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. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Program Approval

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is approved by Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

Licensure/Certification Information

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT.

Other Conditions of Admission

Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Location Note - Classes may also be offered at the following locations:

  • Alma, Baxley, Brunswick, Jesup

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • High School diploma or equivalent required: Yes
  • Age Requirement: 16
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts, if applicable;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:
16

Overview

Program

Type

Technical Certificate of Credit

Location(s)

Waycross