Health Science

EMTEmergency Medical Technology - Advanced Placement toward Associate in Applied Science

An advanced-placement option is available for students currently holding a National Registry EMT - Basic, EMT - Advanced, or 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 47 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree in EMT. 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.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Technology degree requires a total of 70 credit hours.

Career Outlook

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.

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.

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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