Albany Technical College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic.
Albany Technical College is located in Albany, Georgia at 1704 Slappey Boulevard. The location of the college is near the Georgia state government building. Just down the road from the college is Southside Middle School. The school can be reached off highway 234 or from highway 91.
The EMS program offered through Albany Technical College is an educational course in which students can begin with EMT training certification and advance to earn a Paramedic Technology degree upon completion. Students may begin taking their EMT training core curriculum classes during any semester. However, the EMT training Advanced Program begins in the fall and the paramedic program courses begin in the spring.
These EMT classes will include: anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic essentials to include airway management and ventilation, medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies, and emergency medical services operations.
In order to be considered for the EMT classes offered by Albany Technical College students must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. Prospective paramedic students must have minimum test scores in the following (to be considered): ASSET – writing 42, reading 42, math 42, algebra 42 or COMPASS – writing 62, reading 81, math 50, and algebra 37.
Additionally, students continuing on into the paramedic technology degree program must be current on their health care provider CPR certification, be certified with the state of Georgia as an EMT basic, and have a valid Georgia driver’s license. Students will also be required to provide a physical examination, criminal background check, drug test, immunization records, dental examination, and a PPD.
For more information you may contact admissions at 229-430-3520 or visit the school website link, Areas of Study, and click on Paramedicine Technology.