Emergency Medical Technician

This program is organized under the EMS Programs in the College of Allied Health at Phoenix Institute
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Program Overview

At Phoenix Institute, we want to see you succeed. If you are interested in Emergency Medical Services, this program is for you! Our program is delivered in a hybrid format over the course of 1 semester. At the end of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT Practical and Written Exams. 

This program is also approved by the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma which will allow you to have a pathway to gain your licensure at the end of this course.

This course is delivered in a hybrid, flipped classroom model, with a majority of work being completed through our learning management system via either recorded lectures or live lectures. This course does require one day per week of attendance in person at our Gainesville Campus.

Program Start Dates

This program runs on a semester schedule for Fall, Spring and Summer. 

  • What's included?

As a broad overview, our EMT Course includes

Textbooks and Materials

We provide all of your textbooks and other digital material required for your success

Agency Partners

While we cannot get anyone a job, our program has been set up with input from ambulance services that are constantly looking for new providers. Each agency has also committed to using EMTs, so our faculty works to help you land a job with one of our partners!

Hybrid Model

By having a hybrid course, we allow you to complete work on your terms with our support. You can also go back and review lectures, discussions and more through our Learning Management System

Current Information

We refine our program to match the latest changes and be in line with the most recent research. This means you always have up to date information while in your program

Clinical Experiences

We have both interfacility and 911 contracts allowing students to gain experience during their clinical course which is performed during the program.

Committed Faculty

All of our faculty have extensive experience in the field and bring you quality education. We only use the best of the best to deliver our programs!
Financial Information

Program Cost

Total Cost

Tuition - $3,800
Application Fee - $50
Total Cost - $3,850
Students will be required to submit an application to the program with an application fee. We do occasionally offer fee-free weeks so look out for those!

Tuition or an agreed payment arrangement is due 10 Days prior to the start of the class.
Tuition includes
  • Textbooks and any digital material needed
  • Program T-Shirt
  • Student Insurance
  • BLS CPR For Healthcare Providers
  • FISDAP Access
  • An unforgettable time as you enter into a new field and become part of the EMS Family
  • Two years of access to our CEU Library for FREE!

Financing Options

All students can access funding!
Phoenix Institute works with 2 different lenders to allow for paying of your tuition. Prior to approving a payment plan, our standard practice is for you to attempt one of these lenders. 

Meritize - Best for Strong Credit, Military
Fynn Credit - Best for Weak Credit, Focuses on Payment History

Both options allow:
  • Students do not have to make payments during class and up to 60-90 days after class is completed or until the student obtains employment
  • Interest rates are comparable to regular student loans
  • If you cannot get financing through meritize, Fynn or pay upfront, Phoenix Institute will provide in house financing.

Tuition Reduction Scholarship

Occasionally, we are able to offer scholarships to students as funds come available. At this time, funds are not currently open for this program.
These scholarships are awarded on a per program basis as long as funding is available. Applicants who wish to be considered for a partial scholarship should fill out an application as they would a traditional student. The application will require that scholarship applicants will need to provide
  • Transcripts showing previous academic performance
  • A letter from the student to the scholarship committee that addresses the need for the scholarship
  • Recommendation letters are not required, but may be included with the application

Program Outlook

Information on employment, salary, graduation and pass rates for the EMT Program

Job Outlook

Nationally anticipated 6% yearly growth over the next 10 years (2019-2029)

Georgia anticipates a 31% growth (2,920 open jobs) over the next 10 years (2018-2021)

Employment Opportunities

Phoenix Institute has multiple connections to assist in job placement upon successful completion of the EMT Program, however Phoenix Institute cannot guarantee any students a position after graduation

Median Pay (National)

$36,650 per year
$17.62 per hour as of 2020

Program Graduation Rate

2022 - 86% Retention Rate
2022 Job Placement at 6 months - 100%

Local Pay (Georgia Specific)

$34,700 per year
$18-25 per hour

National Registry Exam Pass Rates

NR Written Exam 2022 - 66%
NR Practical Exam 2022 - 100% 

Program Staff

Kyle Atkins
EMS Program Director
Dr. Michael Dinerman
EMS Program Medical Director
Roy Atkins
EMS Program Faculty

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