Programs

EMS Professions (Diploma)

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 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.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EP12
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 42

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements
  • Clinical affiliates require that students be 18 years of age or older and graduated from high school in order to complete clinical rotations. Therefore, the EMSP courses in the EMSP diploma are NOT available to high school students.

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements and are classified as learning support or provisional status must take the prescribed learning support courses prior to registering for any of the EMSP courses.

Students may be required to complete secondary evaluations of general education competency and/or career oriented personality traits for purposes of evaluating the predictability of such instruments for success in the EMS related programs. Students must be registered by an advisor during or following a mandatory program orientation.

Prospective students wishing to transfer from another technical college, or returning students who have been away from the program for more than two years, must complete a competency exam for each EMSP course transferred or carried forward. Students who have been inactive from a program for more than five years will need to complete the entire complement of EMSP courses.

Note: Students must complete general education requirements prior to being approved to take the national EMS certification exam for licensure. Students will be required to take the National Registry EMT exam prior to being eligible for testing at the AEMT level. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement

A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Note: Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Grading Standards

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  The grading scale established by TCSG is as follows:

A = 90 to 100

B = 80 to 89.99

C = 70 to 79.99

D = 60 to 69.99

F = less than 60

Grade averages are not rounded up.

Note:  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students must complete all clinical requirements before field internships may be scheduled and prior to completion of the EMSP 2720 final exit exam. Completion of field internships that are delayed by more than one term following completion of the final exit exam must repeat an evaluation of continued competency prior to being cleared for National Registry testing.

Readmission Policy

Prospective students wishing to transfer from another technical college, or returning students who have been away from the program for more than two years, must complete a competency exam for each EMSP course transferred or carried forward. Students who have been inactive from a program for more than five years will need to complete the entire complement of EMSP courses unless they are currently licensed as paramedics.

Candidate Selection and Prerequisite Requirements

Basic Diploma requirements. There are no other specific prerequisite requirements.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

ItemCost
Clinical UniformVaries
TextbooksVaries
Background check and drug screen$80.00

Testing Fees:
EMT practicalFree
AEMT practical$150.00
CBT EMT$70.00
CBT AEMT$110.00
* Prices are subject to change *

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Summer Cohort

The first term starts in the summer

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
Second Term
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3
EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology3
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT3
Third Term
EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT3
EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations3
EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT3
EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT1
Fourth Term
EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3

Fall Cohort

The first term starts in the Fall

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3
EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology3
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts of AEMT3
Second Term
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT3
EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations3
EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT3
EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Apllications for EMT1
EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3
Third Term
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3

Spring Cohort

The first term starts in the Spring

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3
EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology3
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts of AEMT3
Second Term
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1
Third Term
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3
EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT3
EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations3
EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Apllications for EMT1
EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3
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Program Faculty

Director/Instructor
Lynette McCullough
lynette.mcullough@sctech.edu
770-229-3488
Griffin Campus
Medical Building Room 313

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
James Anderson
james.anderson@sctech.edu
770-412-4595
Griffin Campus
Medical Building 113

Instructor
Donald Bartlett
donald.bartlett@sctech.edu
706-646-6384
Flint Campus
Room D617

Career and Academic Planning

Tyreece Echols
Career Advisor
tyreece.echols@sctech.edu
770-467-4489
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A