Paramedicine Diploma (PT12)

The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today’s health services field. The Paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Paramedicine diploma are prepared to provide pre-hospital care as paramedics. Graduates may find employment with medical service providers, ambulance services, hospitals, and industry. The program provides the opportunity to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT I/AEMT level to the paramedic level.


The Ogeechee Technical College Paramedic program is accredited by 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.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445


Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry Paramedic certification examination. After successful completion of the National Registry Paramedic examination, graduates may apply for Georgia state licensure through the state Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST).

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;
  • Submit proof of current certification as an EMT I/85 with successful completion of Georgia SOEMST EMTI to AEMT update course, EMT I/99, or AEMT; or the successful completion of an AEMT course.
  • 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

Paramedicine Diploma Curriculum

The curriculum of the Paramedic diploma program is designed for semester system. A student may enter the program courses during spring semester only. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 58 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 1350 contact hours and generally takes 4 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (9 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology


Occupational Courses (49 Credits)

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


EMSP 2110Foundations of Paramedicine


EMSP 2120Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics


EMSP 2130Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics


EMSP 2140Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts


EMSP 2310Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care


EMSP 2320Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care


EMSP 2330Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care


EMSP 2340Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations


EMSP 2510Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- I


EMSP 2520Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- II


EMSP 2530Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- III


EMSP 2540Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- IV


EMSP 2550Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- V


EMSP 2560Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- VI


EMSP 2570Clinical Applications for the Paramedic- VII


EMSP 2710Field Internship for the Paramedic


EMSP 2720Practical Applications for the Paramedic


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

Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour) $5,800

Fees: ($385 per semester) $1,540

Books/Supplies: $900

Uniform Costs: Approximately $250*

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

Certification Exam: $320

Physical Exam $150

TB Test: $40

Hepatitis B Series: $265

Drug Screening: $30

Criminal Background Check: $39-$80

(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.

Please see the Paramedicine Program Manual for more information.