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Program Description: 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.

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) semesters

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, Diploma. Eligible to apply for the National Registry of Paramedic State Boards. The state of Georgia recognizes the National Registry.

Credits Required for Graduation: 58 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (6 hours)
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
    COLL 1500 Student Success  
3. Occupational Courses (49 hours)
  ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
  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