Gwinnett Technical College is pleased to announce the expansion of the College’s Emergency Medical Services program to their Alpharetta-North Fulton campus. Beginning this fall semester, Monday, August 14, students will be able to take classes at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus. The Emergency Medical Services program is designed to help train students to safely respond to and provide emergency medical care to those in need.
“We are excited to expand our program to our Alpharetta-North Fulton campus,” stated Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president, Gwinnett Technical College. “It has always been our plan to expand this program to the community of North Fulton. We dedicated space and equipment during the construction stages.”
Gwinnett Tech’s Emergency Medical Services program has a 100% National Registry Paramedic exam pass rate, a 100% job placement rate and has seen a 50% enrollment increase since Spring 2017. According to the Metro Atlanta Chamber, 30% of all job openings in metro Atlanta are in the healthcare field and emergency medical professionals are in high-demand. Graduates of Gwinnett Tech’s Emergency Services program enjoy careers in public safety, local police and fire services, urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments. The Gwinnett Tech Paramedicine program was Georgia's first nationally accredited paramedicine EMS program.
“The College worked closely with North Fulton leaders in the Emergency Medical Services and Fire and Rescue community to develop a solid curriculum that meets regulatory standards,” stated Michael Johnson, emergency services program director. “In doing so we are able to reach more potential students and help serve community needs.”
The Emergency Medical Services program teaches students hands-on learning with labs that include clinical experience, simulations, mock medical and trauma scenarios and computer interactive situational awareness training. The program offers a Paramedicine degree, Paramedicine and EMS Professions diploma or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Responder, and Emergency Medical Technician certificates.
Gwinnett Tech’s late application deadline for fall semesters class is Thursday, July 27. For more information please contact Kim Smith at kimberlysmith@GwinnettTech.edu or at 678-226-6966.