Emergency Medical Tech (Basic)

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

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 with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as an EMT. The cost of the examinations and certification is a part of the cost of the program in the course Emergency Medical Services Professions course (EMSP 1160). Georgia licensure fees are not included in the cost of the program and must be paid for by the student/graduate.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 18.

ACCUPLACER minimum scores:Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26

NOTE: Students may be required to successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen analysis before placement in clinical settings.