EMS Professions Diploma (EP12)

The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced 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. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced 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 AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the EMS Professions program are eligible for employment in fire departments, emergency medical services, hospitals, or industry.


The Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedicine Diploma, and EMS Professions programs are regulated by the Georgia Department of Public Health, State EMS Office, 1680 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30349, 770.996.3133.


Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and to apply for Georgia licensure as an AEMT.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra 
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

EMS Professions Curriculum

The curriculum for EMS Professions diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester for core courses. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 42 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 900 contact hours and generally takes 3 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (9 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


NOTE: “C” or higher grade is required for all the above courses.

Occupational Courses (33 Credits)

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession


EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology


EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT


EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations


EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT


EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT


EMSP 1510Advanced Concepts for the AEMT


EMSP 1520Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT


EMSP 1530Clinical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1540Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT


EMSP 1110, EMSP 1120, EMSP 1130, EMSP 1140, EMSP 1150, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1510, EMSP 1520, EMSP 1530 and EMSP 1540: “C” or higher grade is required for all these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour) $4,200

Fees: ($385 per semester) $1,155

Books/Supplies: $700

Uniform Costs: Approximately $250*

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Certification Exam: $242 (EMT $98 and AEMT $144)

Physical Exam: $150

TB Test: $40

Hepatitis B Series: $265

Drug Screening: $30

Criminal Background Check: $39-$80

Course Supply Fees:  Paramedicine Technology (click to find individual course fees) 

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Clinical Education

Number of Clinical Sites: 4

General Location of the Clinical Sites: Bulloch, Evans, and Screven Counties

Special Requirements of the Clinical Sites

  • CPR Certification
  • Prior to beginning clinical courses, students must submit a medical exam stating that the student is in good health. This must include documentation of TB skin testing and all required immunizations, including Hepatitis B. Students who refuse the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical sites may refuse to accept them. Forms will be provided by the instructor;
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screen

Clinical Education Courses

The EMS Professions clinical experiences are combined with the courses. Students are provided opportunities for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in pre-hospital settings. The clinical experience allows the student to become involved in a professional work situation applying technical skills.

Program faculty will outline the minimum number of hours that will be spent in a supervised work setting. Students may not receive pay from the clinical site for clinical hours. Students are evaluated by the clinical site preceptor and the Clinical Coordinator.

Clinical Assignments

Clinical times may vary. Some clinical times may be scheduled to include shift work. Clinical sites are selected by the program coordinator. Students are responsible for having reliable transportation to the site.