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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. 

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.

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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

    Curriculum Sequence

    First Semester
    EMS 115 International Trauma Life Support 1
    EMS 119 Emergency Medical Service Operations 2
    EMS 210 Advanced Emergency Medical Care I 5
    EMS 220 Paramedic Internship I 3
    Second Semester 
    EMS 116  Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
    EMS 120 Pharmacology 3
    EMS 211 Advanced Clinical Experience I 3
    EMS 217 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
    EMS 221 Paramedic Internship II 3
    Third Semester
    EMS 117 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
    EMS 118  Advanced Medical Life Support 1
    EMS 213 Advanced Emergency Care II 4
    EMS 214 Advanced Clinical Experience II 3
    EMS 218 EMS Management Seminar 2
    EMS 222 Paramedic Internship III 3



    The student must have one of the following to enter the EMT - Paramedic program: Certificate Program: SCEMT-B: South Carolina EMT-B Certification; or NREMT-B: National Registry EMT-B Certification and BIO 112 or 211

    Criminal Background Check Required
    Urine Drug Screening Required