Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
About the Certificate
Emergency medical technicians are certified healthcare providers who are trained to respond to, treat and transport individuals in emergency situations. With the assistance of dispatchers, advanced EMTs and paramedics, EMTs are integral members of the emergency response team. Students learn the skills necessary to care for critically ill and injured patients – including airway management, patient assessment and trauma care – through classroom lectures, hands-on skills practice and field training with actual transport agencies. The demand for emergency medical personnel is increasing, especially in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the state and national certification examinations in order to be designated as an EMT-Basic.
Please review carefully: EMT Admission Requirements
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to earn a state and national certification for a Basic Emergency Medical Technician.
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Meet a Graduate
"You're not going to get rich being an EMT, but you get rewarded otherwise. It's something that you've got to want to do. If you don't wholeheartedly want to do it, you're not going to be able to do it."