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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta campus

Entrance Dates: Fall
Length of Program: One Term
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 16

Program Description: The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students to provide basic 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. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous EMB1 "Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)" technical certificate of credit. High school diploma or GED is required for admission to this program.

Employment Opportunities: Emergency Medical Technician certification is the minimal requirement necessary to operate an emergency ambulance and work in the medical field as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Credentialing (Required):   Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT.  

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 16 credits

EMSP 1110INTRO TO THE EMT PROFESSION

3

EMSP 1120EMT ASMT/AIRWAY MGMT & PHARM

3

EMSP 1130MEDICAL EMER FOR THE EMT

3

EMSP 1140SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS

3

EMSP 1150SHOCK & TRAUMA FOR THE EMT

3

EMSP 1160CLINICAL & PRACTICAL APPLIC

1

Notes:

  • A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses with the prefix EMSP.
  • A student who does not earn a grade of "C" or higher in any course with the EMSP prefix will be suspended from the program for one year. Before re-entering the program, the student must complete an individualized remedial program assigned by the department head. After the third unsuccessful attempt of any courses with the EMSP prefix, the student will not be allowed to re-enter the Emergency Medical Technician Program.
  • The student bears the responsibility for paying for the health requirements of the program. Students are required to sign an authorization to allow Augusta Tech faculty members to release health information to clinical sites.. Students must submit completed medical and dental information prior to beginning clinical rotations. Separate documentation will be required for Hepatitis B seroconversion, RPR, TB testing, and all immunizations and/or titers. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • To be admitted to the program, each student must:
    1. Be 18 years old before completing the program,
    2. Sign a statement that states he/she is neither alcohol nor drug dependent,
    3. Be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of an Emergency Medical Technician, and
    4. Be a high school graduate or equivalent prior to start of course.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen at the student’s expense may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
  • The College does not offer a student health plan. At the present time, students are responsible for their own health care costs. We advise students to have coverage under a personal, family, or work health insurance plan.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical.