Students who complete the EMS Professions diploma will be able to fluidly move into the paramedicine program at the diploma level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians 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.

Conditions for Admission:
Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. To complete the AEMT portion: Submit documentation of current certification and/or licensure as an: EMT or EMT-Basic (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMT-B to EMT update course); or proof of successful completion of EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, and  EMSP 1160.

Diploma Program
Program Length 42 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Documentation of Medical Examination; Alcohol and Drug Free Affidavit
Entrance Dates Fall Semester (Macon);  Spring Semester (Warner Robins)
Offered Warner Robins and Macon Campuses

EMS Professions Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 9
Choose one of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Choose one of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Choose one of the following Psychology courses:
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 33
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I (1)
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II (1)
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
EMSP 1110 Introduction to the EMT Profession 3
EMSP 1120 EMT Assessment/Airway Management and 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
EMSP 1510 Advanced Concepts for the AEMT 3
EMSP 1520 Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT 3
EMSP 1530 Clinical Applications for the AEMT 1
EMSP 1540 Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT 3
  Total Hours 42