Paramedic

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Center of Operational Medicine Paramedic course is a thirteen month certificate program with a shift friendly schedule meeting two – three times per week for lectures, skill labs, and clinical sessions. Instruction includes hospital rotations with an emphasis on the emergency department and ambulance experience. The program includes the following skills to prepare students for final skills testing:

  •        Establishment of peripheral intravenous lines.
  •        Endotracheal intubation.
  •        Drug administration.
  •        Intraosseous infusions.
  •        Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm identification.
  •        Twelve lead ECG interpretation.
  •        Defibrillation and cardioversion.
  •        Noninvasive cardiac pacing.
  •        Chest decompression.

Skills lab includes:

  •        Cadaver lab.
  •        Rescue Operations.
  •        Helicopter landing zone safety.

Students receiving a certificate will be prepared to function effectively in an advanced life-support capacity within the pre-hospital environment. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedic and apply for Georgia licensure. Paramedic Graduates choosing to enroll in a traditional program of study at Augusta University are eligible to receive 13 credit hours.

Prerequisites:

  •        High school or General Education Development diploma.
  •        Valid state driver license and social security number.
  •        Pass a Criminal Background check.
  •        Proof of immunizations.
  •        Successfully pass a drug screen.
  •        Proof of successfully completing the Emergency Medical Technician program.
  •        A copy of current BLS certification card.

The Augusta University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of CoAEMSP.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
caahep:  www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP:  www.coaemsp.org

  • Program Retention:  88%
  • Positive Placement:  90%
  • NRP CBT pass rate:  1st attempt - 76%, Retests - 95%
  • NRP Psychomotor Exam:  1st attempt - 81%, Retests - 100%

Center of Operational Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University

706-721-3548 (T)
706-721-7718 (F)

com@augusta.edu

For questions please call 706-721-3548