Emergency Medical Technician

Offered At the following campus locations
Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic 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. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The 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 EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous EMB1 -€œEmergency Medical Technician (Basic)-€ technical certificate of credit. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

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Acceptance into the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program does not necessarily guarantee qualification of employment as an EMT. A drug test and a criminal background check may be a stipulation by the employer before obtaining employment as an EMT.

Course Overview
CourseCredit Hours
EMSP 1110 Introduction to the EMT Prof 3
EMSP 1120 EMT Assmt/Airway Mgt & Pharm 3
EMSP 1130 Medical Emergencies for EMT 3
EMSP 1140 Special Patient Populations 3
EMSP 1150 Shock & Trauma for EMT 3
EMSP 1160 Clinical & Practical Appl 1
*16 minimum semester hour credits required for certificate