Paramedic with Oxygen Unit
GNTC’s Paramedic Technology program among the best in the nation!

Georgia Northwestern Earns Respect Of National Evaluators

(Rome, Georgia) – During the past seven years of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Paramedic Technology program, Director Phil Tucker has helped implement changes that have his students and instructors operating at the top of their game.

Evaluators from across the nation, specializing in paramedic technology and emergency medical services, visited GNTC’s facilities February 15 and 16 to assess the effectiveness of the program the college offers its students. After examining, interviewing, and evaluating documents and individuals connected to emergency medical services courses and programs at the college, the final evaluation placed the program in the top five percent of college’s teaching this line of healthcare service.

“A lot of hard work has been poured into our programs,” said Phillip Tucker, Director and Instructor of Paramedic Technology at GNTC. “I feel that the structure of our programs is well organized and solid. We have good support for our programs from administration.”

Paramedic Technology offers an Associate Degree and also a Diploma. Our AEMT programs offer both Certificate and diploma. The Paramedic Technology program is only offered on the Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia at this time. However, students can enroll in courses in Emergency Medical Technician program offered on the Gordon County Campus (GCC) and Walker County Campus (WCC), as well.

Courses are offered year round at GNTC. However, the Paramedic Technology program begins each May and takes three semesters to complete after all pre-occupational requirements are met. There are pre-requisite requirements for Paramedicine and co-requisite courses required for our EMS Professions diploma.

Tucker has more than 30 years of experience in the Paramedic Technology field. The Silver Creek, Georgia resident is a native of Glendale, California. He graduated from Cherokee County High School in Centre, Alabama. Tucker would then earn a Paramedic Technology degree from Gadsden State Community College (AL), his Associate Degree in Paramedic Science from Keiser University (FL), and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Reinhardt University (GA).

“The fact that we scored that well puts the bar very high for the upcoming years,” added Tucker. “We feel like we have won the Super Bowl right now, but there are many other teams out there.” GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Paramedic Technology program, call 866-983-4682. Anyone can e-mail the program director, Phil Tucker, at, as well.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.