Pre-hospital EMS Operations PEO1

The Prehospital EMS Operations certificate program combines Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. This certificate prepares students 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. This certificate allows the graduate to 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. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

Program Approval

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

Licensure/Certification Information

Upon successful completion of EMSP 1110, 1120, 1130, 1150 and 1160, students may be able to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT certification examination. http://www.nremt.org/

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

Upon successful completion EMSP 1110, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1150, 1160, 1510, 1520 1530 and 1540, 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 of Admission

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 AEMT update course); or proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, and EMSP 1160. 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 on the following campuses:

  • 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:
26

Overview

Program

Type

Technical Certificate of Credit

Location(s)

Waycross