The Paramedicine diploma 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 diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic diploma 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 Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma SOEMST as a paramedic. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
The Paramedicine program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Graduates of the Paramedicine program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Paramedic certification and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.
Other Conditions for Admission
Hold certifications and/or licensure as an:
EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT I to AEMT course); EMT I/99; or AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
- Submit a completed application;
- High School diploma or equivalent required: Yes
- Age Requirement: N/A
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts, if applicable;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.