Health Science

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. 

Credit Requirements: 37 semester credit hours

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.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

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

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