Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) EMJ1

Up one level

Paramedicine

Technical Certificate of Credit

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

This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) technical certificate of credit.

Program Approval

The Emergency Medical Technican (EMT) program is approved by Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

Licensure/Certification Information

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Required Age

18

High School Diploma or GED Required

Yes

Placement Scores for Regular Admission (COMPASS)

English

Reading

Math

Algebra

32

70

26

N/A

 

Other Conditions of Admission

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

Program Courses

Credits

Program Courses

 

EMSP 1110 – Introduction to the EMT Profession

3

EMSP 1120 – EMT Assessment/Airway Management & Pharmacology

3

EMSP 1130 – Medical Emergencies for the EMT

3

EMSP 1140 – Special Patient Populations

3

EMSP 1150 – Shock and Trauma for the EMT

3

EMSP 1160 – Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT

1

Minimum credit hours for Graduation

16