Paramedicine Diploma

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Paramedicine diploma program is designed “to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains” for employment as a Paramedic in today’s health services field. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response team, under medical oversight performing interventions with basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide advanced medical care and patient transportation. The Paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level.

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. The costs of this examination, certification and state licensure is not part of the cost of the program 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 (88%); Retention Rates – 2017 (50%), 2018 (73%); Job Placement Rates – 2017 (100%), 2018 (100%).

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

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

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

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.