(Acworth, Ga. – Aug. 12, 2016)
The Paramedic program at Chattahoochee Technical College recently earned five-year national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
“I am very proud of the outcome of the accreditation project. It reflects a great deal of hard work by the faculty. It provides confirmation that the Paramedic program at Chattahoochee Tech offers students excellent training,” said Dean of Health Sciences Ron Webb.
Program Director Phil Klein said satisfying the accreditation process required the college to provide documentation about the program, complete a self-study and host an on-site visit. The program also had to demonstrate that it met several standards set by the accrediting agency.
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Paramedic program, which is located on the North Metro Campus in Acworth, prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical patients. Students in the program are taught how to perform patient assessments and provide advanced life support. A requirement of graduation is that students must complete a clinical component, during which students work alongside ambulance crews or with licensed healthcare professionals in an ER or ICU setting.
Successful completion of the program allows a graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma as a paramedic.