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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.


The Chattahoochee Technical College Paramedic 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 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

HOPE Career Grant Eligible

The Paramedicine Diploma (PT12) Program is eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.

The HOPE Career Grant (formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant) is a financial award for Technical College System of Georgia students and was first presented by the Governor’s Office in Fall 2013. It awards funds to students who meet certain criteria and who are enrolled in certain programs.

Health HOPE Career Grant Programs

Program Outcomes

Please select the link below for information regarding performance of the graduates of the Chattahoochee Technical College Paramedicine program concerning retention, national registry pass rates, and positive employment placement rates:

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

Ryan Dehnert, B.S., NRP


Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science Degree


Paramedicine Diploma