Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMT/AEMT)


Information about this exciting field:

Emergency Medical Services professionals are immersed in the fast-paced business of saving lives in response to a wide variety of emergency medical situations.  Duties include quickly assessing and prioritizing patient needs with the goal of providing life support in situations where trauma, respiratory, diabetic, behavioral, cardiac, allergic, poisoning, and childbirth emergency situations might exist.  These professionals provide calming reassurance to distraught patients and bystanders prior to and during transportation to hospital emergency rooms.

Is this program for me?

Do you thrive in fast-paced, stressful situations?  Does a flexible work schedule (not typical days and hours) appeal to you?  Will you be able to handle emotionally demanding, life-and-death (sometimes grizzly) situations with skill and endurance?  If so, this might be the right program for you!  This program covers both the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) curriculum.  The program begins with the EMT portion to learn basic pre-hospital care.  It continues directly into the Advanced EMT curriculum to include advanced airway procedures and pharmacological interventions.  Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take both the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT and AEMT certification examinations and receive Georgia licensure as an Advanced EMT.  Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Emergency Medical Services professionals:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Remain calm in high-stress situations
  • Astute observation: good eyesight, hearing, eye-hand coordination
  • Make quick critical decisions
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Clear communication
  • Precise documentation
  • Ability to follow detailed directions
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to operate medical equipment
  • Physically fit

Where might I find a job?

Emergency Medical Services professionals may work with fire departments, hospitals, private rescue services,  and ambulance companies.

Gainful Employment Report

Emergency Medical Services Professionals Gainful Employment Report

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Length

Emergency Medical Services Professions occupational courses will be completed in three (3) semesters.

Program Specifics

Academic Advisement

Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.

Campus Locations

Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online.  Emergency Medical Services Professions occupational courses are offered at the North Metro Campus.

Program Director

Phil Klein, MPA, NRP


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