Students who are interested in a career in the pre-hospital healthcare environment should consider both the short-term and long-term success of a program on the National Registry of EMT’s certifying exams, as well as retention rates. Athens Technical College’s EMS programs have a long standing success in preparing students both for the field work and the exam of pre-hospital providers.
The EMT classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, from 6-10 PM. Athens Technical College has clinical agreements will 10 EMS services in this region. The EMT and AEMT students will have access to all 10 EMS services. Beyond general duties, the specific responsibilities of EMTs depend on their level of qualification and training. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certifies emergency medical service providers at four levels: emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT), advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT), and paramedic. Graduates from the EMT/AEMT program will have the opportunity, upon completion of required core classes, to continue on to the Paramedicine program.
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The EMS program uses the full range of simulation equipment from static models to high-fidelity human patient simulators, Bilevel PAP devices, and other contemporary EMS equipment as well. In addition, we have 2 fully operational ambulances which are used to help students become accustomed to the environment in which they will be required to function upon employment.