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Certificate in Applied Science

32 Credit Hours

This certificate is designed for students who want to expand their knowledge and skills in pre-hospital medicine in the professions of EMS or the fire services.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to attempt the applicable psychomotor evaluation and cognitive testing for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Programs
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 241.703.8445         Fax:  214.703.8992

Major Requirements

EMS 116 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
EMS 117 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
EMS 120 Pharmacology 3
EMS 211 Advanced Clinical Experience I 3
EMS 214 Advanced Clinical Experience II 3
EMS 217 Introduction to Electrocardiography 2
EMS 220 Paramedic Internship I 3
EMS 221 Paramedic Internship II 3
EMS 222 Paramedic Internship III 3
EMS 233 Paramedic Emergency Medical Care I 2
EMS 234 Paramedic Emergency Medical Care II 3
EMS 235 Paramedic Emergency Medical Care III 2
EMS 236 Paramedic Emergency Medical Care IV 3

Total:   32


Applicants will be admitted to the Paramedic Certificate on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis. Applicants are considered to be qualified for admission to the next available class when they meet all college and program requirements. Qualified applicants will be notified via my.tridenttech.edu email indicating the year and term that they have been admitted.


In addition to meeting the college's general admission requirements, including submission of official high school and college transcripts, APPLICANTS TO THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Complete the Health Sciences Application through the TTC portal.
  2. Complete MAT 101 Beginning Algebra or higher with a minimum grade of C (or achieve qualifying equivalent math placement).
  3. Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of acceptance and at date of entry into the program based on classes taken within five years of acceptance into the program.
  4. Submit proof of attendance of a mandatory advising session with full-time EMT faculty.
  5. Provide proof of CPR, completion of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program within the past year with scheduled practical and cognitive test dates, or be a current certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, minimum National Registry and State of South Carolina.
  6. Electronically submit the Statement of Completion form found on the Health Sciences webpage to HealthSciencesAdmissions@tridenttech.edu.


General Admission Procedures for the Emergency Medical Technology Program

Students will be required to provide a complete, current Health Sciences – Student Health Record including all immunizations and titers, TB (PPD) tests, as well as current Healthcare Provider CPR certification, major medical insurance and medical professional liability coverage.

Note: Falsification of any information submitted will make a student ineligible for admission to or continuation in the paramedic certificate.

Course Progression

To progress to the next EMT term/semester, the student must achieve a grade of C or better in all courses required for the program.