EMT Students Complete Program
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(Left to right) back row - Mario Stephens, Alex Fisk, Nick Sutton, Georgia Speier; front row - Matthew Lincoln, Gage Hicks, Nate Ellis, Rob Anderson, Joey Lawson, Greg Johnson, Dwayne Wright, Cody Toomer, Danielle Dougherty, Bryan Levy, Bret Holland.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that 12 Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) students successfully completed their practical examination and are on their way to becoming certified EMTs. The completion of the program is part of a collaboration between HGTC and the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
The Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) degree prepares students to provide emergency medical support to people who are injured or critically ill and to transport them to a medical facility, if necessary. When working in a first-responder situation, such as an ambulance service or fire department, EMTs are dispatched to the scene of the emergency, which can be as varied as a car accident, a fire, a falling injury, a dog bite, a shooting or stabbing, a birth, or a person who's suddenly fallen ill. Once at the scene of the emergency, EMTs assess the situation, determine if additional assistance is needed, and, if necessary, request the additional help.
The flexibility of the EMT curriculum allows you to enter the profession at two levels - Basic EMT and Paramedic. This enables students to continue their education while working. In addition to receiving the technical education necessary for the profession, you will take general-education courses. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Registry Examination for EMT and Paramedic level.
The EMT Program is available for enrollment starting in the fall semester with day and evening options available. The EMT program is a two-semester program with student taking their certification exams in May. There are many opportunities for employment both locally and throughout the state of South Carolina.