EMS Professions EP12

Location Waycross Degree Works

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.

Program Approval

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

Licensure/Certification Information

Upon successful completion of the EMS Professions diploma, students may be able to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) AEMT certification examination. http://www.nremt.org/

After successful completion of the NREMT examination for AEMT, students may apply for Georgia state licensure through the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma(SOEMST). http://ems.ga.gov/

Other Conditions for Admission

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

To complete the AEMT portion: Submit documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT or EMT-Basic (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT-B to EMT update course); or proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, AND EMSP 1160.

Location Note - Classes may also be offered on the following campuses:

  • Alma, Baxley, and Jesup

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application;
  • High School diploma or equivalent required for Graduation: 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