Paramedicine, Diploma


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.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations offered:

Student Learning Outcomes:

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

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

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: 61 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

The Paramedicine associate degree and diploma programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Hwy 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, Florida 33763 Phone: 727-210-2350

Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 Rowlett, Texas 75088 Phone: 214-703-8445 Fax: 214-703-8992

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT):

Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 2600 Skyland Drive - Lower Level Atlanta, Georgia 30319 Phone: 404-679-0547

1st Term
Books: $595.70
Fees: $484.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,414.70

2nd Term
Books: $351.40
Fees: $494.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,180.40

3rd Term
Fees: $334.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $1,491.00

4th Term
Fees: $843.00
Tuition: $1,157.00
Total: $2,000.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (9 Hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 hours)


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (49 hours)


EMSP 2520 Clinical Apps for Paramedic II 2
EMSP 2510 Clinical Apps for Paramedic I 2
EMSP 2340 Therapeutic Mod/Spec Patient 4
EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Mod of Trauma Care 4
EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Mod of Medi Care 5
EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Mod of Cardio Care 3
EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Cncpts 4
EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills 3
EMSP 2120 Appl of Pathophysiology/Parame 3
EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine 3
ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
EMSP 2710 Field Internship of Paramedic 2
EMSP 2570 Clinical App for Paramedic VII 1
EMSP 2560 Clinical Apps for Paramedic VI 1
EMSP 2550 Clinical Apps for Paramedic V 1
EMSP 2540 Clinical Apps for Paramedic IV 1
EMSP 2530 Clinical App for Paramedic III 2
EMSP 2720 Practical Apps for Paramedic 3

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