Course Catalog

Paramedicine - PT12 Diploma

Program Description: The Paramedicine diploma 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 diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field.

The Paramedic diploma 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 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. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Students must successfully complete the Emergency Medical PreParamedic Technical Certificate of credit prior to registering for the occupational courses included in this program (2000 level EMSP courses) OR must hold certification and/or licensure as an EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma EMTI to AEMT update course); EMT I/99; or AEMT
  • American Heart Association Provider CPR Certification, physical examination, up-to-date immunizations, criminal background check and drug screen required prior to start of clinical rotation.
  • Students must complete all of the required core courses and maintain a GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the program.

Start Terms:

  • Coffee – Fall 2021 and Spring 2023
  • Valdosta – Summer 2021 and Spring 2022

Wiregrass EMS Student Handbook – 2020-2021

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 49
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
EMSP 2110 Foundations of Paramedicine 3
EMSP 2120 Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2130 Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics 3
EMSP 2140 Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts 4
EMSP 2310 Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care 3
EMSP 2320 Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care 5
EMSP 2330 Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care 4
EMSP 2340 Therapeutic Modalities-Special Patient Populations 4
EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I 2
EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II 2
EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III 2
EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV 1
EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V 1
EMSP 2560 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI 1
EMSP 2570 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII 1
EMSP 2710 Field Internship for the Paramedic 2
EMSP 2720 Practical Applications for the Paramedic 3
Faculty & Staff

EMS Paramedic Program Instructor, Coffee Campus

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