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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program

Emergency Medical Technicians loading a patient into an ambulance

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NEW! A real-world simulation has been added to the EMT program to better prepare students for the workforce.

Career Description
Emergency medical technicians provide emergency care to the critically injured at an emergency scene and/or enroute to a medical facility. In an emergency, EMTs and paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator and often work with police and fire department personnel. Once they arrive, they determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has pre-existing medical problems. Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program
TTC's Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development's EMT Basic training program is 200 hours and takes approximately six months to complete on a part-time basis. Courses are offered in the evening two nights per week at various campuses and occasionally during daytime hours. South Carolina follows the current U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) curriculum for EMT Basic. All EMT Basic classes meet the 2009 Educational Standards. Curriculum includes:     

  • Preparatory – 32 hours
  • Airway – 32 hours
  • CPR (included in course) – 8 hours
  • Patient Assessment – 20 hours
  • Medical – 48 hours
  • Trauma – 40 hours
  • Pediatrics – 12 hours
  • Operations – 12 hours
  • Skill Prep and Review – 16 hours

To enroll, you must meet the following requirements:

1.  Be at least 18 years old before course completion.
2.  Be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency (GED).
3.  Be physically fit and able to perform all of the tasks required of an EMT.
4.  Complete prescreening requirements in reading comprehension and math using the standardized COMPASS test offered through Trident Technical College's Testing Center in the Student Center (Bldg. 410). A score of at least 42 must be achieved to enter EMT Basic course.

Approval
TTC's Emergency Medical Technician training courses are regulated by the S.C. Emergency Medical Services Department of the Division of Health and Environmental Control. Graduates of the courses are eligible to take the National Registry Examination.

 What our customers are saying...

"Mr. Gary Milunas and Instructor Brian Everrett of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department have met and exceeded my expectations of this Emergency Medical Technician program. I have never attended a class that was so well supported and its instructors so knowledgeable in what was taught. The personal life experiences, video, props, etc. were amazing! You guys rock. TTC has something to be proud of."
- Capt. J. Johnston, Charleston Fire, Retired

 

Emergency Medical Technician (Basic)

This course is required for individuals who wish to become an emergency medical technician in South Carolina. All coursework is approved by the Emergency Medical Services Division of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Books not included

XEMS 501-003
XEMS 501-005

5/5-11/5
8/5-2/17/15

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6-10 p.m.
6-10 p.m.

$1,150
$1,150

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Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) Internet-Based with Lab

This course covers the same material as the classroom-based EMT basic course yet utilizes Internet technology for some instruction. You complete weekly Internet-based assignments and attend weekly lab sessions for six months. Successful completion of the EMT training program qualifies you to take the National Registry Examination. To enroll, you must be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency (GED) diploma and be at least 18 years old before course completion. Books not included

XEMS 501-W04

5/27-11/11

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6-10 p.m.

$1,150

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EMT Refresher

This course satisfies all current, state and national requirements for recertification as an emergency medical technician. It updates your knowledge and practical skills and qualifies you for the recertification licensing exam. This refresher course includes 24 core hours of training plus an additional 48 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and eight hours of CPR training, which meets current curriculum mandates. It updates your knowledge and practical skills and qualifies you for the recertification licensing exam. Books not included

XEMS 502-002

6/12-8/21

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8 a.m.-5 p.m.

$455

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EMT Refresher Internet-Based with Lab

This course covers the same material as the classroom-based EMT Refresher course yet utilizes Internet technology for some instruction. You complete weekly Internet-based assignments and attend one class per week for five weeks. It updates your knowledge and practical skills and qualifies you for the recertification licensing exam. This refresher course includes 24 core hours of training plus an additional 48 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and eight hours of CPR training, which meets current curriculum mandates. Books not included

XEMS 502-W03

5/6-6/10

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8 a.m.-5 p.m.

$455

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EMT Paramedic Associate Degree
Trident Technical College also offers a paramedic associate degree program. For more information, call Ted Lee at 843.722.5533.

 

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