GNTC | Emergency Medical Services

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When an individual is severely injured or sick, the difference between life and death
can rest with the Emergency Medical Professionals They are the first responders that provide
treatment in the field and keep patients alive while transporting them to a medical facility. Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers
Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic programs
that prepare students to provide accurate patient assessment and competent medical care
in at the scene of an emergency. (Phil) About 50% of our programs are lecture and
about 50% are labs, so we spend a great deal of time in the labs. We have to learn how to do patient assessment. Every time we go on a call we are assessing
a patient, so we have to be masters of patient assessment. (Announcer)
GNTC offers Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician certificate programs. Another option students can pursue is the
Emergency Professions diploma which has four pre-occupational courses that they take, along
with the advanced EMT training, and it makes them eligible to move into a Paramedicine
program. Georgia Northwestern also offers Paramedicine
diploma and associate degree programs for individuals who wish to become a Paramedic. (Jason)
The EMT and Paramedic programs at Georgia Northwestern is top notch, it’s highly recommended
from people in the field and other paramedics. You develop your skills and knowledge. You feel very, very confident in the field
with your skills and knowledge. (Announcer)
GNTC graduate, Jason Gomes is a Paramedic for Redmond Emergency Medical Services. A Paramedic provides a higher level of medical
care than an EMT or Advanced EMT and is the person in charge of the team in an ambulance. (Jason)
I felt very confident in my knowledge and skills that I learned, while at my time at
Georgia Northwestern. When it came time to take my national registry
I had no worries about taking my test. I felt very confident in it and I passed first
try. (Announcer)
GNTC’s Emergency Medical Services programs are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs, which places GNTC’s programs in the top five percent
in its final evaluation. (Baley Fuqua)
We have a lot of hands-on, great instructors, the class works together as a whole. It’s a good experience . . . We always encourage,
and help, and guide each other and it’s just, it’s a good system we have here in our class. (Announcer)
According to the United States Department of Labor, employment of Emergency Medical
Technicians and Paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster
than the average for all occupations. (Phil)
To be able to have the honor, and it really is an honor and a privilege, to be involved
in the direct care of somebody at that critical moment. To see somebody go from maybe not breathing,
or not having a pulse, and you could provide care that brings them back to life, it’s just
an awesome, powerful type feeling it’s hard to describe (Announcer) So if you are looking for a career in a dynamic work environment as a first responder that is something new every day, then consider
a career as an EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic. (Baley)
It is exciting, it can be stressful at moments, but you never know what to expect. You have to be ready and know your skills. Just be prepared with what you learn at GNTC. (Announcer)
To find out more about GNTC’s Emergency Medical Services programs, visit our website or give
us a call for more information. (music, siren)

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