Emergency Medical Technology - Advanced Placement - Associate in Applied Science Degree
An advanced-placement option is available for students currently holding a National Registry Paramedic certification who have a desire to obtain an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology degree. Through an assessment of professional certifications and previous professional experience, you may be eligible to exempt a maximum of 52 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Technology. HGTC reserves the right to require students to demonstrate competency through satisfactory completion of coursework, certification, challenge or exemption exams, or experiential learning. Each student's certification and experience will be reviewed on an individual basis.
EMTs are typically members of fire departments or ambulance services. Private services
often do non-emergency work, such as taking elderly or chronically ill patients to
doctors' appointments, dialysis, etc. Some private services have contracts with municipalities
or other local governments to run their 911 response, as well. Many towns have their
own ambulance; sometimes the fire department and EMS are one and the same. Other EMT
services are owned and operated by the county, as opposed to a town or a private service.
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Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:
- Florence County EMS
- Georgetown County Fire/Rescue
- Horry County Fire Rescue
- Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire/Rescue
- Myrtle Beach Fire/Rescue
- North Myrtle Beach Fire
- Charleston County EMS
- Marion County EMS
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
The student must:
The Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Technology degree requires a total of 71 credit hours.
Total Credit Hours