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Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description: The Paramedicine associate of applied science degree 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 degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field. The Paramedic degree 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.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will establish a working IV within three attempts or six minutes with no critical errors.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Five (5) Semester

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Paramedic specific courses begin at the start of the Spring Semester each term.

Program Admission: Spring Semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Applicants for the Paramedicine Program MUST have completed an approved EMT program and possess a valid state license as an EMT, EMT-I, or Advanced EMT by Georgia, another state, or the NREMT. American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: EMT Certified applicants must have completed the Advanced EMT curriculum successfully.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: Paramedicine, Associate of Applied Science Degree. Eligible to apply for the National Registry of Paramedic State Boards. The state of Georgia recognizes the National Registry.

Credits Required for Graduation: 70 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.



Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 15
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
    Required Course(s):
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric  
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
    Required Course(s):
     One Mathematics Course
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor) 3
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (52 hours)
  BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
  BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
  BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
  BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
  EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine 3
  EMSP 2120 Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics 3
  EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics 3
  EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 4
  EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care 3
  EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care 5
  EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care 4
  EMSP 2340 Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations 4
  EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I 2
  EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II 2
  EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III 2
  EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV 1
  EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V 1
  EMSP 2560 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI 1
  EMSP 2570 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII 1
  EMSP 2710 Field Internship for the Paramedic 2
  EMSP 2720 Practical Applications for the Paramedic 3