At a Glance:

Terrence Kerney
Direct: (404) 225-4671
or Harold Walters
Direct: (404) 225-4689


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene of an emergency to the health care system. Successful completion of the EMT TCC program will prepare the graduate to deliver basic emergency medical care and transportation during critical and emergency medical situations.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the EMT Certification exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)® and apply for licensure with the Georgia Department of Public Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma as an EMT.

Licensing Agency: Department of Public Health-Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma, 2600 Skyland Drive, Lower Level, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $3,370


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Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Official high school or GED transcript is required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Registrar.
  • Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical courses.

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (16 hours)
Occupational Courses (16 hours)
Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, CPR for HCP, EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, EMS System Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Medical/Legal and Ethics, Public Health, Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambulance, Incident Management, Multiple Casualty Incidents, Air Medical, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, MCI due to Terrorism/Disaster, and Life Span Development.
Includes application of scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management. Topics include: Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; Reassessment; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; and Emergency Medications.
Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.
Applies a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatal Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Patients with Special Challenges, and Special Patient Populations - Assessments.
Topics include: Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; and Multi-System Trauma.
Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.