Programs

Pre-hospital EMS Operations(Certificate)

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.

Program Details

  • Major Code: PEO1
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 26

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 EMT certificate is 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 attend a mandatory program orientation prior to registering for classes.

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.

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.

Readmission Policy
There is no readmission policy for this program.

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

ItemCost
Clinical UniformVaries
Background check and drug screen$80.00

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.

CourseTitleCredits

Fall Semester CohortEMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3
First Term (Fall)EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Mgmt. and Pharmacology3
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT3

Second Term (Spring)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

Third Term (Summer)EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3

Spring Semester CohortEMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession3
First Term (Spring)EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Mgmt. and Pharmacology3
EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT3

Second Term (Summer)EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT3
EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT1

Third Term (Fall)EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT3
EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations3
EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT1
EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT3
EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT3
Emergency Medical Responder

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