Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services Program is designed to provide instruction at the certificate and associate degree level for the EMS professional. The program is based on the National EMS Education Standard for the EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. Upon completion of the selected program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry certification exam. After passing the National Registry certification exam, the candidate will then be eligible to apply with the Office of EMS & Trauma for licensure. Upon licensure, the EMS professional is allowed to perform life-saving skills under medical direction as defined by his/her scope of practice.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients. The Paramedic’s scope of practice includes invasive procedures and pharmacological interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Paramedic education represents the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate Program are encouraged to take the additional prescribed college courses in order to complete the Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
How to Apply
Returning Darton AEMT “Certificate” graduate
- Complete the Darton College Re-Enrollment Process
- Proof of current Paramedic licensure
- Submit unofficial transcript to EMS Program Director
- Submit official transcript to the Darton State College Registrar’s office
- Pass EMS Program exam with minimum score of 70 (administered by Program Director)
- Must be able to complete eighteen (18) hours of core classes related to EMS degree requirements