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