2022-2023 Catalog

EMS Professions (EP12) Diploma

Campus Availability and Advisement:

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Program Description:

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 apply 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 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 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. 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.


Entrance Date:

Any term for Pre-occupational courses. Fall 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


  1. Criminal background checks are required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.
  2. Hold a valid driver’s license.
  3. Anyone seeking to enter into AEMT certificate (EMH1) or into EMSP 1510,which is the Advanced portion of EP12 diploma must have successfully completed the new EMT (EMJ1) curriculum, or possess a current National Registry EMT-B certification, or possess a Georgia EMT state license. Any licensed or certified EMT who has not completed the new EMSP (EMJ1) courses and wishes to reenter the program or is seeking advanced placement into the AEMT courses (EMH1, EP12) must pass all advanced placement exams to enter into the AEMT modules.
  4. See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.
  5. Complete EMT program application.

Note: EMS 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:

EMT-B graduates are currently not qualified to work on an ambulance in this region. Graduates are eligible and required to apply for the National Registry Practical and written examinations prior to entry into the AEMT program. AEMT graduates are required to have certification as an EMT-B, EMT-I-85, or EMT I-99 prior to being allowed to take the AEMT practical and written examinations. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Advanced EMT National Registry Examination and for entry into the Paramedicine diploma program. Graduates are also eligible to apply for state licensure (with appropriate requirements) and employment as an Advanced EMT.

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (16 Credit Hours)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


PSYC 1010Basic Psychology


ENGL 1005Applied Technical Communication



ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


NOTE: PSYC 1010 Is Required For Spring 2017 and Future Cohorts. PSYC 1010 Is Not Required For Fall 2016 and Prior Cohorts.

Occupational Curriculum (26 Credit Hours)

EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession


EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology


EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT


EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations


EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT


EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT


EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT


EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT


EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT


Total Credit Hours: 42 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation