Meet the Faculty
Frank Killebrew is originally from Baker County, Georgia. He completed the EMT Program at Bainbridge College in 1993. In 1997 Frank earned his Paramedic Certificate from Darton College in Albany, Georgia. Frank has worked in a variety of EMS settings including rural, urban, critical care and even aboard offshore oil platforms. He received his Level II EMS Instructor License from the Georgia State Office of EMS & Trauma in 2008. Frank taught as an adjunct instructor at Bainbridge College prior to coming to Ogeechee Technical College in 2012. Since arriving at Ogeechee Technical College, Frank has continued work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education at Ashford University while also earning a Level III EMS Instructor License from the Georgia State Office of EMS & Trauma in 2013.
James McPherson, Jr. (Jim), Paramedic, RN
Jim McPherson is originally from Dawson, Georgia. A graduate from Lee County High School, Jim began his career in the service of others as a Police Officer in 1987. After going on several calls to assist EMS, it became very obvious to him that he wanted to make the transition into EMS. Jim completed his EMT training in 1989 at Albany Technical School and completed the paramedic program at Darton College in 1991. In 2005, he received his Associate degree in EMS from Darton College. Several years later after completing his Baccalaureate degree from LaGrange College, he went on to acquire his Associate degree in nursing. Jim is a level III EMS instructor and has been instrumental in leading multiple programs to full accreditation. In January of 2017, Jim joined the team at Ogeechee Technical College as the Program Director for Paramedicine Education. He is currently working on completing his Master’s degree in Nursing from Thomas University.
EMS Diploma Licensure
Successful completion of the program allows graduates to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and app;y for Georgia licensure as an AEMT. Criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experience for both programs.
Programs of Study
*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
Program Purpose Statement
Emergency Professions Diploma
This is a three-semester program which is divided into two parts. The first two semesters prepare the student to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. After successful completion of Spring Semester the students are eligible for testing at the National Registry EMT Level. Summer Semester prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. After successful completion of Summer Semester the students are eligible for testing at the National Registry Advanced EMT Level.
EMSP 1010 - Emergency Medical Responder
EMSP 1110 - Introduction to EMT Profession
EMSP 1120 - Assessment, Airway Management and Pharmacology
EMSP 1130 - Medical Emergencies for the EMT
EMSP 1140 - Special Patient Populations
EMSP 1150 - Trauma Emergencies for the EMT
EMSP 1160 - Clinical Applications for the EMT
EMSP 1510 - Advanced Concepts for the AEMT
EMSP 1520 - Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT
EMSP 1530 - Clinical Applications for the AEMT
EMSP 1540 - Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT
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