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The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is 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 Paramedicine 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 the paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic licensure examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma.
The standard curriculum for the Paramedic Technology program is designed for the semester system. Students are admitted into the Paramedic Technology program every spring semester and courses are taught days only with an online component. The diploma requires 58 credit hours to complete and can generally be completed in 4 semesters.
The Southeastern Technical College Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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 Programs1361 Park StreetClearwater, FL 33756727-210-2350www.caahep.org To contact CoAEMSP:8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312Rowlett, TX 75088214-703-8445FAX 214-703-8992www.coaemsp.org *For more detailed program information, please refer to the Catalog & Handbook.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Submit documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMTI to AEMT update course);
- EMT I/99; or AEMT
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
- Advanced Placement is not available for the Paramedicine Program at Southeastern Technical College. All EMSP courses must be completed with a “C” or better in order to sit for the NREMT-NRP exam.
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