EMT Certificate

Program Description:   

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide emergency care to the critically ill and injured at an emergency scene. The modern Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system has been developed to provide what is known as pre-hospital or out-of-hospital care. There are four levels in this career path: First Responder; Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT); Paramedic (P). Our EMT program is certified and regulated by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. You learn skills, rules, and guidelines for providing emergency care. Successful completion qualifies you to take the National Registry certification examination and become certified in South Carolina. This 256-hour program meets the new National Registry and SC DHEC/EMS standards.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
  • Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues
  • The Human Body and Body Systems
  • Patient Assessment
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • EMS Operations
  • Airway and Advanced Airway Management
  • EMS Response to Terrorism

Professional Credentials

Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be able to take the National Registry exam sponsored by SC DHEC and become certified in South Carolina.

Employment Opportunities

Private ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals or other rescue services

Technology/Tools

  •  Emergency medical services suction units or accessories
  • Emergency response litters or stretchers or accessories 
  •   Intravenous infusion pumps for general use 
  • Laryngoscopes or accessories 
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices 
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts 
  • Orthopedic splint systems/Spine boards 

Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • State ID
  • CCE application
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine declination signed
  • 2-Step Tuberculosis skin test completed
  • 10-panel drug screen (Only for Oconee Memorial Hospital)
  • Minimum WorkKeys scores:
    • Reading - 4
    • Math - 3

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*RIDE TIMES WILL VARY

For detailed information on SC Regulations go to: www.scdhec.net/hr/ems

 

For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700

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(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn

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