Kerrie Salter was recently named a full-time faculty member for the Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (A-EMT) programs at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC). She began instruction on Monday, Sept 9.
“It is always an honor to have SWGTC alumni return to the college to teach. Since graduating from SWGTC, Kerrie has been an EMT and Paramedic for 10 years. Her commitment to excellence is evident through her many accomplishments and awards since graduating. She will be an excellent role model and mentor for our students,” said Carla Barrow, dean for Academic Affairs at SWGTC.
Salter received a Paramedicine Diploma and an EMT-I Certificate from Southwest Georgia Technical College. She also has her Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor Level II Certification through the
National Association of EMS Educators. She is a Certified State of Georgia Paramedic Provider and a Registered Paramedic through the National Registry of EMT. Salter is also certified as an Emergency Pediatric Care Instructor, Basic Class for Life Support Instructor, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support provider, and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support provider. Throughout her career she has received the Employee of the Year Award in 2003 at Grady County EMS, the State of Georgia Mass Casualty Rescue Award in 2007 at Grady County EMS, the Four Team Member Rescue Medal of Accomplishment in 2010 at Grady County EMS, and Paramedic of the Year Award for the Region 8 EMS in 2011.
When asked about accepting her new position, Salter stated, “I am excited to begin this new journey. I have loved working in EMS and being able to touch the lives of people during some of their lowest moments. Instructing will allow me to indirectly affect more individuals through the care and compassion that my students will provide.”
The EMT Program and the Advanced EMT Program are both technical certificate of credit programs at SWGTC. These programs provide students with basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical patients. Both EMT’s and Advanced EMT’s function as part of a comprehensive EMS response team under medical oversight.
They perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.
Successful completion of each program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT or A-EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure.
More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto www.southwestgatech.edu.
Spring Semester 2014 begins Jan. 7.
Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.