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EMTEmergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certificate is designed for students currently working in the fire/rescue field who are certified as either South Carolina EMT - Basic or National Registry EMT - Basic. This certificate can be completed in three semesters with a total of 37 credit hours. Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible to take the EMT - Paramedic National Registry Exam. 

The Horry Georgetown Technical College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street; Clearwater, FL 33756; 727.210.2350; www.caahep.org. Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088,(214) 703-8445, FAX (214) 703-8992,www.coaemsp.orgFor more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here

For more information, contact:

Scott Cyganiewicz (843) 477-2092

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Career Outlook

While EMT - Basic training provides the most important elements of emergency medical training, the more advanced Paramedic training enables EMTs to provide the same level of care in the field during the first 20 minutes of a resuscitation as the patient would receive in the emergency room. This is a young field that is evolving and there is great opportunity for well-trained EMT - Paramedics.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit http://www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Horry County Fire Rescue
  • Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire / Rescue
  • Myrtle Beach Fire / Rescue
  • TransMed LLC.
  • AMS Medical Transport
  • Charleston County EMS
  • Marion County EMS

 

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

Applicants will be accepted into the Emergency Medical Technology program on a first qualified, first accepted basis.

  • Criminal Background Check prior to acceptance
  • Urine Drug Screening prior to acceptance
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program prior to enrollment in the first EMS course.
  • Complete and pass the General Hospital Orientation.
  • The applicant must have one of the following to enter the EMT - Paramedic program: Certificate Program: SCEMT-B: South Carolina EMT-B Certication; or NREMT-B: National Registry EMT-B Certification and BIO 112 or 211.
  • Other expenses for which you are responsible may include, but are not limited to: purchasing scrubs and shoes, and gas and transportation to clinical sites.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements

Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all general education, support and EMS courses. Failure of one required course will result in the student being dropped from the program with eligibility for readmission. A student who has a second failure in any one of the required courses, or failure in any two of the required courses will not be eligible for readmission to the EMT program. Failure is defined as receiving a grade below “C” in any course. Students may apply for readmission to EMT program after 2-year time period from 2nd course failure.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Summer
   
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4
EMS 115 International Trauma Life Support 1
EMS 119 Emergency Medical Service Operations 2
EMS 150 Introduction to Advanced Care  5
EMS 223 Paramedic Clinical I 2
  TOTAL 14
Second Semester - Fall 
   
EMS 116  Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMS 224 Paramedic Clinical II 2
EMS 230 Advanced Emergency Medical Care I 5
EMS 238 Paramedic Ambulance Field Experience I 3
  TOTAL 11
Third Semester - Spring
   
EMS 117 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
EMS 118  Advanced Medical Life Support 1
EMS 240 Advanced Emergency Care II 5
EMS 241 Paramedic Clinical III 2
EMS 248 Paramedic Ambulance Field Experience II 2
EMS 272 Paramedic Capstone  4
  TOTAL 15
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

40