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Emergency Medical Services

Gwinnett Tech’s Emergency Medical Services program prepares students to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who need access to the local hospitals. The Gwinnett Tech Paramedicine program was Georgia’s first nationally accredited paramedicine EMS program. Students can choose to specialize in Paramedicine, Advanced Emergency Technician, and Emergency Medical Technician.

What are my program options?

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The Gwinnett Tech Paramedicine program was Georgia’s first nationally accredited paramedicine EMS program and is offered at Gwinnett Tech’s Alpharetta-North Fulton and Lawrenceville campuses.

View the fact sheet for Emergency Medical TechnicianAdvanced Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedicine.

Take the first step towards a career in Emergency Services and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Emergency Medical Services advisory board.

Interested in learning more about Emergency Medical Services? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to talk with faculty and learn more about the program.

Tell me more about the Emergency Medical Services program.

In this program, you will learn through a combination of classroom education and hands-on training to provide exceptional care to community citizens. Students can choose from a variety of areas to study including: paramedicine, pre-paramedicine, emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician.

Graduates of our Emergency Medical Services program enjoy careers in public safety, local police and fire services, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments.

The EMT and Paramedic programs are approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma. The paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

Outcome202120222023
Retention92.3%87.5%71.4%
NREMT Cognitive Exam100%85.7%100%
Job Placement83.3%100%100%

What career options will I have?

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – AEMT
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!


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