Bainbridge State College will offer an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions Diploma beginning in the fall on the main campus.
The program, which combines the two certificate programs of EMT and Advanced EMT into one diploma program, will be offered at the Early County Center beginning in the spring 2015, said Charles Avery, instructor of the EMS Professions Program.
“The addition of the EMS Professions Diploma program is a benefit to our service area. Our students will be more prepared to enter the workforce, and opening up more financial aid options will allow more students the opportunity to join the field of pre-hospital emergency medical care,” Avery said.
EMT’s and Advanced EMT’s gain employment in a variety of settings including local ambulance services, critical care transport teams, emergency rooms, and specialty clinics, Avery said. This field expects to see a 17 percent job growth rate over the next 10 years.
Registration for the fall semester is ongoing and will continue until Aug. 19.