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January 17, 2006
Gwinnett Tech’s EMT Program Passes the Test - Again
Grads of GTC Emergency Programs Beat National Averages on National Exam
On the heels of Gwinnett Technical College’s EMT-Paramedic program becoming the first and only program in Georgia to be nationally accredited, the college can now boast that its graduates pass the test, too, when it comes to state and national requirements.
Of its December graduates, 100 percent of the college’s EMT-Intermediate students passed the written exam of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) on the first attempt. Ninety-two percent of Gwinnett Tech’s paramedic students passed the exam on the first attempt, as well.
“While many areas of the state and nation combat first time pass rates that average anywhere between 58 and 72 percent, it is great to see our graduates significantly achieving a higher result,” said Steven Moyers, director, emergency services education at Gwinnett Tech.
The National Registry provides a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice required by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.
“The high pass rates of our students on this certification exam help to solidify what we’ve known as true for a long time: our instructors are top-notch and are educating our students in the most relevant, most effective ways possible, and our graduates are earning the knowledge that sets them apart and puts them on a course for success in their careers,” said Moyers.
Students of Gwinnett Tech’s paramedic and EMT programs are eligible to sit for the national exam for state licensure upon completion of their program.
Other emergency services programs offered by Gwinnett Tech include: associate degree programs in Emergency Management, Fire Science and Paramedic Technology; and diploma and certificate programs in Paramedic Technology, Firefighter/EMT, Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, Intermediate and Plus.
To learn more about Gwinnett Tech’s high-scoring graduates and its accredited EMT-Paramedic program, or for additional information on other emergency services education programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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