Emergency 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 or National Registry EMT. This certificate can be completed in three semesters
with a total of 40 credit hours. Upon completion of this certificate program, students
will be eligible to take the 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, 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727)-210-2350; www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, (214) 703-8445, Fax (214) 703-8992; www.coaemsp.org.
For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.
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 Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
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
Program Disclosure Statement
Applicants to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|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|
|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|
|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 Credit Hours