Emergency Medical Technician
DivisionLife Science & Public Safety
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 exam and the field work of pre-hospital providers.
The EMT classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening. Athens Technical College has clinical agreements will 10 EMS services in this region, as well as with multiple hospitals. The EMT and AEMT students will have access to all 10 EMS services and the paramedic students will have access to 4 hospitals in addition to the 10 EMS services. The paramedic students will also complete a 150 hour internship before they are eligible for graduation and testing. 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. We currently have up-to-date cardiac monitors/defibrillators representing the same equipment graduates will encounter in the field, traditional and video laryngoscopes, ventilators, CPAP and 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.
EMSP 1130- Medical Emergencies for the EMT EMSP 1140- Special Patient Populations EMSP 1150- Shock & Trauma for the EMT