2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Paramedicine (PT13) Associate of Applied Science Degree

Campus Availability and Advisement:

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Program Description:

The Paramedicine associate of applied science degree 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 degree program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The Paramedic degree 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 apply 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.

The Paramedicine Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) since March 2012. Continued accreditation was received in September 2016.

It is the policy of the Paramedicine Degree program at GNTC to not offer Advanced Placement options.

Program Outcomes

Entrance Date:

Any term for Pre-occupational courses. Summer Semester for occupational courses, and as needed.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Nursing and Allied Health Technology programs

Other:

  1. Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license.
  3. Complete EMS program application.
  4. To enter into the Paramedic Program, all candidates must be a licensed or certified EMT I-99, AEMT, or an EMT I-85 who has upgraded through the AEMT modules and practical portion.

Note: Paramedic students are required to purchase liability insurance. Current cost is $51.00.

Note: Students will be required to purchase mandatory uniform and minimal supplies for the EMS program.

Program Final Exit point:

Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Registry practical and written examinations. Graduates are also eligible to apply for state licensure (with appropriate requirements) and employment as a Paramedic.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (23 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

XXXX xxxxSocial/Behavioral Sciences Elective

3

XXXX xxxxGeneral Education Core Elective

3

 

MATH 1103Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

OR

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

OR

MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

 

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

Occupational Curriculum (44 Credit Hours)

EMSP 2110Foundations of Paramedicine

3

EMSP 2120Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2130Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

3

EMSP 2140Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

4

EMSP 2310Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

3

EMSP 2320Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

5

EMSP 2330Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

4

EMSP 2340Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

4

EMSP 2510Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I

2

EMSP 2520Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II

2

EMSP 2530Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III

2

EMSP 2540Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV

1

EMSP 2550Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V

1

EMSP 2560Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI

1

EMSP 2570Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII

1

EMSP 2710Field Internship for the Paramedic

2

EMSP 2720Practical Applications for the Paramedic

3

Total Credit Hours: 67 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation