Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (EMJ1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone or Embedded in Firefighter/EMSP diploma and EMS Professions diploma)

Program Description:

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 as an EMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous EMB1 “Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)” technical certificate of credit.

Entrance date: Spring semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comp. 55
Arithmetic 229 Math 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Applicant must be at least 18 years old.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Immunization records to include PPD and Covid-19 vaccine, 10 panel drug screen, criminal background checks, and valid Georgia Driver’s License may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Credits required for graduation: 16

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Students must have and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grad epoint average on a 4.0 scale to be eligable for a progression into courses with the EMSP prefix.

If a student’s GPA drops below a 2.0 at any time during the program, the student will be removed from the current cohort. This student may rejoin the next cohort once their GPA is 2.0 or higher.


The Albany Technical College Paramedicine diploma and degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)(www.coaemsp.org)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
9355 - 113th St. N, 8301 Lakeview Pkwy
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Seminole, FL 33775 Rowlett, TX 75088
727-210-2350 214-703-8992


Approval of EMT, AEMT, and PARAMEDIC courses is granted by the Georgia Department of Public Health/Office of EMS and Trauma and will be processed by the Regional EMS Program Official in the EMS Region in which the course will be taught. A complete listing of the Regional EMS Offices is located in the EMS Procedure Manual, Section VIII: Resource Documents, R-01: EMS Regional Offices.

Albany Technical College Paramedicine Program Effectiveness Data

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

  • The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 75%.
    6 of 8 students passed the NREMT Cognitive Exam within 3 attempts.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%.
    Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.
  • The most recent retention rate was 100%.
    8 students started and graduated from the program.

Courses 16 credits
EMSP 1110
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160

This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the prehospital care environment, issues related to the provision of patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital circumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely, ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, CPR for HCP, EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, EMS System Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Medical/Legal and Ethics, Public Health, Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambulance, Incident Management, Multiple Casualty Incidents, Air Medical, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, MCI due to Terrorism/Disaster, and Life Span Development.

EMSP 1120
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160

This course prepares students for initial scene management and assessment of patients as well as management of the airway. Introduction to pharmacology is also covered. Includes application of scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management. Topics include: Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; Reassessment; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; and Emergency Medications.

EMSP 1130
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160

This course integrates pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.

EMSP 1140
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160

This course provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatal Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Patients with Special Challenges, and Special Patient Populations - Assessments.

EMSP 1150
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1160

This course is designed to prepare the EMT student to apply pre-hospital emergency care to patients who have sustained injuries resulting from various mechanisms of injury including: Abdominal and Genitourinary trauma; Orthopedic trauma; Soft Tissue trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma and Nervous System trauma. Special considerations in trauma related injuries will be presented including the physiology of shock as well as multi-system trauma and environmental emergencies. Topics include: Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; and Multi-System Trauma.

EMSP 1160
Corequisites: EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150

This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an EMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.

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Program Chair

Chair/Instructor, Paramedicine Program

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Instructor, Paramedicine  
Emergency Medical Responders Building, Room 109

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Paramedicine, Instructor

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