Paramedicine

Program Overview

** NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS **

The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system.  This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.  Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.  Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.  The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field.  The Paramedicine 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.  Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Students are accepted into the Paramedicine diploma program every semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 61 semester credit hours.

The Oconee Fall Line Technical College Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Paramedicine diploma program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills.  Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$27,040.00 – $34,944.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $7,755.00
Books & Supplies: $2,550.00

Additional Fees

Malpractice Insurance:  $47.00
Drug Screen:  $37.00
Criminal Background Check:  $49.50
ACLS (EMSP 2310):  $10.00
PHTLS (EMSP 2330):  $15.00
EMS Testing:  $180.00
PALS:  $10.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Paramedicine diploma program are prepared for responsible employment positions in various locations (i.e., EMS, hospitals, and clinics).

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Additional admission requirements:

1. Hold current certification and/or licensure as an:  EMT, EMTB (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) A-EMT Course), EMT I/85 (with successful completion of Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST) EMTI to AEMT update course), EMT I/99, or AEMT.

Competitive Admission Requirements

If the number of qualified students wishing to enter a program exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, those qualified students will enter into a competitive selection process for acceptance.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

Click HERE to view Programmatic Outcomes Information for the Paramedicine diploma program.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • PSYC1010Basic Psychology3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • ALHS1011Structure and Function of the Human Body5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • EMSP2110Foundations of Paramedicine3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP2120Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP2130Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP2140Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • EMSP2310Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • EMSP2320Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care5 credit hours90 contact hours
  • EMSP2330Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • EMSP2340Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • EMSP2510Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I2 credit hours90 contact hours
  • EMSP2520Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II2 credit hours90 contact hours
  • EMSP2530Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III2 credit hours90 contact hours
  • EMSP2540Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP2550Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP2560Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP2570Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII1 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMSP2710Field Internship for the Paramedic2 credit hours90 contact hours
  • EMSP2720Practical Applications for the Paramedic3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 61