Aiken Technical College Provides Training for Next Generation of EMS Professionals
Aiken Technical College (ATC) is preparing the next generation of highly skilled paramedics and emergency medical technicians through its EMS programs.
“As the field of Emergency Medical Services advances, so does the education, which is why the program here at Aiken Technical College focuses on the evolutions of emergency medicine,” said ATC’s EMS Program Director Jonathan Jones. “Students have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art simulation equipment while conducting realistic, high-fidelity scenarios in the lab setting, allowing for mistakes to be made in a controlled environment so they can learn and make corrections without risking lives. The learning experience will ensure that the students are prepared when they enter the field with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need as an EMS professional.”
As EMS organizations face a workforce shortage, the College is building awareness about the available career paths and the education needed to succeed in the field.
The College will host a “Discover Your Path: EMS Careers” information session on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (1700 building). It is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. Those interested may register at https://bit.ly/2FapvNU.
During the session, attendees will learn more about the EMS program, related careers, and tour the EMS program lab. There will also be an opportunity to complete the free ATC admissions application.
ATC offers three EMS-related credentials—Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology; and applied science certificates in Emergency Medical Technician: Basic and Emergency Medical Technician: Advanced. Students also earn several industry-recognized credentials.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exams respective to their education level upon completing their program of study and are also eligible for certifications in several states, including South Carolina and Georgia.
For more information about ATC’s EMS programs, visit https://www.atc.edu/Study/Programs-of-Study/Health-Sciences/Paramedic.