Emergency Medical Services

Campuses

Clarkesville
Blairsville

Credentials Offered

Diploma

Program Length

2-4 Semesters

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

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Emergency Medical Services

Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the Paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the AEMT is to provide basic and limited advanced 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. AEMT functions as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

The AEMT certificate program prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced 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 AEMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.
 
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.

Credentials You Can Earn

Diploma

Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma are prepared to fluidly move into the Paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the AEMT is to provide basic and limited advanced 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. AEMT function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. AEMT perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Program graduates receive an EMS Professions Diploma.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the EMT or AEMT program may choose career paths in:

Junior or senior member of a BLS Ambulance crew

Junior member of an ALS Ambulance crew

Firefighter

Emergency room technician

Combat medic

First aid and cpr instructor

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Charles Hill Charles Hill Emergency Services Program Director/Instructor 706-754-7808

Start your journey to the Paramedicine program with the EMS Professions diploma program. 

male students in blue shirt leaning over blue stretcher in ambulance
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