Paramedicine

 

Information about this exciting field:

Paramedicine offers an exciting and challenging career within the Emergency Medical Services field.  Paramedics are vital members of the quick-response healthcare team, providing an advanced level of care in the pre-hospital environment under the direction of a physician.  Paramedics prioritize patient needs and perform patient assessment, providing advanced life support in situations where trauma, respiratory, diabetic, behavioral, cardiac, allergic, poisoning, and childbirth emergencies might exist.  They could be called up to initiate endotracheal intubation, intravenous therapy, medication administration, cardiac rhythm interpretation, and defibrillation, where indicated.

Is this program for me?

The Paramedicine program provides intense classroom and laboratory academic preparation as well as dynamic coordinative clinical and field experiences.  Students attain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform successfully in the field of Paramedicine.  This program provides students who hold a current certification or licensure as an EMT (with AEMT coursework completed)/EMT-I 85/AEMT levels to advance their skills to the paramedic level.  Upon successful completion of the diploma program, students will receive a Diploma in Paramedicine.  Upon successful completion of this degree program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine.  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 lead as well as to follow detailed directions
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to operate medical equipment
  • Physically fit

Where might I find a job?

Paramedics may work with fire departments, hospitals, and municipal and private ambulance services.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gainful Employment Report

Paramedicine Gainful Employment Report

Program Length

Paramedicine occupational courses will be completed in four (4) 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.  Paramedicine occupational courses are offered at the North Metro Campus.

Program Director

Phil Klein, BA, NREMT-P

Degree

Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree

Diploma

Paramedicine Diploma

 

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100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143
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Austell Campus
1578 Veterans Memorial Highway
Austell, GA 30168
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No Office Hours

Canton Campus
1645 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
770.345.0172

Marietta Campus
980 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
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Mountain View Campus
2680 Gordy Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066
770.509.6305

North Metro Campus
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102
770.975.4000

Paulding Campus
400 Nathan Dean Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132
770.443.3600

Woodstock Campus
8371 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Classroom-Only Location
No Office Hours