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.