2021-2022 College Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) TCC

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) TCC (Major Code: EMJ1)

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene of an emergency to the health care system. Successful completion of the EMT TCC program will prepare the graduate to deliver basic emergency medical care and transportation during critical and emergency medical situations.

Mission

The mission of the Emergency Medical Technician TCC Program is to provide a sequence of courses that prepare qualified individuals to enter the profession with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for professional entry-level competence and continued growth throughout their careers. By integrating academics and applied career preparation, this program will produce competent entry-level EMT’s in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The program will offer learning opportunities for students to develop the professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The programs curriculum will emphasize a combination of the didactic, skills laboratory, and clinical instruction to provide a learning structure to fulfill the expected student outcomes, program goals, accreditation requirements, and community needs.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the EMT Certification exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) ® and apply for licensure with the Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services
  • AEMT license or NREMT® certification required.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each course and complete all required courses to graduate.

Advanced Placement: Advanced placements will not be allowed, however, with permission from the Office of Enrollment Services, transfer of credits for general educations courses only are allowed to be accepted into the Paramedic program and all Paramedic courses have to be completed within the program to verify and validate that the student met the requirements of the NREMT, State office of EMS, TCSG, CoAEMSP, etc.

*** Graduates of the TCSG Paramedicine Diploma Program may enroll in the Paramedicine AAS but will be required to demonstrate appropriate Degree level COMPASS, SAT, or ACT scores in Math, Reading and English.***

Accrediting Agency: The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 210-2350

(www.caahep.org)

Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP) 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

(www.coaemsp.org)

Program Approval: The Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is approved by the Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health-State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, 1680 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, (http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS).

Certification Examination Agency: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT®), Rocco V. Morando Building. 6610 Busch Blvd., P.O. Box 29233, Columbus, Ohio 43229, (http://www.nremt.org).

Career Information

Occupation

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 14% nationally and 3% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $28,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services
  • AEMT license or NREMT® certification required.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens will be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each course and complete all required courses to graduate.

Advanced Placement: Advanced placements will not be allowed, however, with permission from the Office of Enrollment Services, transfer of credits for general educations courses only are allowed to be accepted into the Paramedic program and all Paramedic courses have to be completed within the program to verify and validate that the student met the requirements of the NREMT, State office of EMS, TCSG, CoAEMSP, etc.

*** Graduates of the TCSG Paramedic Technology Diploma Program may enroll in the Paramedicine AAS but will be required to demonstrate appropriate Degree level Accuplacer, COMPASS, SAT, or ACT scores in Math, Reading and English.***

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Corbett Davis

Program Coordinator, EMT, AEMT, Fire, Paramedics

Academic Building D1108C

404-225-44699

codavis@atlantatech.edu

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 terms
Program Credit Hours: 16
Estimated Program Cost: $3,434

Course Outline

 

Occupational Courses (16 Credits)

EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession

3

EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology

3

EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT

3

EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations

3

EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT

3

EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT

1

Total Credit Hours: 16

 

Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to attain academic, occupational, and professional knowledge.
2. The graduate will be able to attain skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.