ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Technical College announced Monday that its most recent Paramedic Technology class had all 15 graduates score 100% the first time on their National Registry Certification Exam. The national average is 77%.
ATC says this group of Paramedic Technology students had zero attrition, which means the class began with 15 students and finished with 15.
Fourteen of them are working in the Emergency Management Services field and one is about to begin medical school.
Paramedic students are typically employed in a full-time EMS job when they come into the program at Albany Tech.
"We believe in fostering hope and success among our student population," said James McPherson, Chair of the Paramedic Technology program at Albany Technical College.
McPherson said that with the emotional and financial toll that our students face, he believes in giving them every opportunity to succeed. "We are excited about what our graduates offer to the EMS community."
While the majority of Paramedic students at Albany Tech are already employed, their employers are always anxious to advance them into a paramedic position, which opens the door for a job as an Advanced EMT.