LP Research Resources December 8, 2016

Valdosta Technical College Paramedic Courses

Valdosta Technical College has a paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic.

Valdosta Technical College is located in Valdosta, Georgia at 4089 Valtech Road. The campus can be reached from highway 133, which is also called St. Augustine Road. Highway 133 is accessible from Interstate 75. The campus of the college sits between the Lowndes Correctional Institute and the Valdosta Correctional Institute.

Program Information

The program offered through Valdosta Technical College prepares students for a position as a paramedic in the health services field. The program offers a way to upgrade the skills obtained as an EMT Basic to an EMT Paramedic.

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 are just some of the courses.

Upon completion students are eligible to take the national registry examination and apply for licensing in Georgia.

Program Prerequisites

Students that wish to apply for the training offered through the college must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Submit a completed application with fee
  3. Submit high school transcripts and college transcripts if applicable
  4. Submit scores from either SAT, ACT, or CPE taken within the past 5 years or COMPASS or ASSET scores completed in the past 5 years. Scores must be at an acceptable level.
  5. Submit proof of EMT certification
  6. Submit proof of CPR certification at the health care provider level.

In addition, students that are accepted into the paramedic training program will be required to submit to a criminal background check and a drug screen before they will be eligible to complete any of the required clinical experiences.

Contact Information

For more information you may contact Barbara Tucker, Paramedic/EMS Program Coordinator by phone at 229-333-2100 ext 5541 or by email at barbara.tucker@wiregrass.edu.