2022-2023 Catalog

Pre-Hospital EMS Operations (PEO1) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Catoosa County Campus Advisor: Frances Shugars
  • Floyd County Campus Advisor: Nina Piatt
  • Gordon County Campus Advisor: Nina Piatt

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    Program Description:

    The Prehospital EMS Operations certificate program combines Emergency Medical Technician and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. This certificate 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. This certificate allows the graduate to 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.


    Entrance Date:

    Fall Semester, 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. Complete EMS 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.

    See Program Faculty for Reentry and or Advanced Placement Policy and Procedures.


    Program Final Exit Point:

    EMT-B graduates are currently not qualified to work on an ambulance in this region. Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Registry Practical and written examinations prior to entry into the AEMT courses. All graduates of the entire program 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.



    Required Courses (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: 26 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation