Darton State College Health Sciences Division | Emergency Medical Services | Levels of Certification
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
EMS Degree (0367)
|Course Name||Sem. Hrs.|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1111||College Algebra||3|
|HIST 2111||U.S. History Through 1877 or||3|
|HIST 2112||U.S. History After 1877|
|CISM 1100||Computer Concepts/Software Application||2|
|POLS 1101||American Government||3|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology||3|
|COMM 1110||Public Speaking||3|
|Elective||Choose one from Humanities,
Social Science, Business, or Math/Science
* Oral Communication requirement may be met by completion of other communication courses. See Core Curriculum, Area B
** CISM 2201 may be used in place of CISM 1100.
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To inquire about the Emergency Medical Services program, please contact Jim McPherson, Patricia Hotz, or Thad Minick.
For questions regarding content, or for further information, please contact Dr. Kerri Johnson.
Last Update: March 3, 2015 4:32 PM
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