Paramedicine Associate Degree

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Paramedicine applied associate in science degree program is a sequence “to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains” for the Paramedic profession. Paramedics possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation, functioning as part of a comprehensive EMS response team, under medical oversight. These individuals perform interventions with basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. Students are provided learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program also provides individuals the opportunity to upgrade their present knowledge and skills from EMT/EMT-I/AEMT.

Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Certification Examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.  Fees incurred from the examination, certification, and state licensure are not part of the program’s cost and must be paid for by the student/graduate.

“The Savannah Technical College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)  upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  The CAAHEP can be reached by writing to Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (www.caahep.org).

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312  Rowlett, TX 75088 (214) 703-8445 FAX (214) 703-8992 www.coaemsp.org

Paramedicine Review of Outcomes: NREMT Pass Rates – 2017 (100%), 2018 (No graduates during the 2018 reporting year), 2019 (88%); Retention Rates – 2017 (50%), 2018 (No graduates during the 2018 reporting year), 2019 (73%); Job Placement Rates – 2017 (100%), 2018 (No graduates during the 2018 reporting year), 2019 (100%).

 

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 64, Sentence Skills 70, Elementary Algebra 57

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 79, Writing 62, Algebra 37

Hold current certification and/or licensure as an EMT I/85, AEMT or EMT with documentation of successful completion of the AEMT course.

NOTE: Criminal background check and drug screen may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.