Emergency Medical Technology Associate in Applied Science
This program covers all aspects of the paramedic profession and is designed to integrate both theory and practical “hands-on” educational experiences. The flexibility of the curriculum allows the student to enter the profession at two levels (EMT and Paramedic) and continue their education while working. The associate degree Paramedic program is five semesters in length.
The mission of the Greenville Technical College EMT Department is to prepare entry-level paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains in accordance with the highest professional standards and by using the latest advances in health care technology. Through charismatic instruction, our faculty will instill in students personal attributes of compassion, character and integrity. Faculty are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards ethically, academically, professionally and personally while serving as models of exemplary leadership within the medical community.
Acceptable placement test score(s)
- Prior to acceptance into the EMT program, students must meet college entrance requirements.
See “Program Requirements” Section for additional requirements.
Type of Program
Requirements for Completion
A grade of “C” or better is required in all coursework to complete the program.
Emergency medical services, industry, hospitals
EMT and Paramedic subject to passing exam by the National Registry of EMTs, BCLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS and AMLS
The Emergency Medical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/emt/.
Acceptance into the Paramedic program is determined by a weighted admission process.
- Complete a Career Talk session for the program. (Career Talk is valid for two years).
- Take the TEAS entrance exam at Placement Testing Center in Admissions and Registration Center.
- Meet criteria on SAT, ACT or college placement tests to be placed into ENG 101 English Composition I* and MAT 105 Introduction to College Algebra or provide proof of transfer credit for both.
- Be 18 years of age or have permission from the department head.
- Have a high school diploma or GED approved by, and on file, in the Enrollment Services Office or meet Department Head’s requirements.
- Complete a health physical and all required vaccinations.
- Have a negative 10-panel drug screen for clinical and internship eligibility. Random drug screens may be performed throughout the program.
- Have an acceptable criminal background check for clinical and internship eligibility. Students may be subject to more than one background check during the program based on affiliate requirements.
- Be able to attend all internship and clinical experiences.
EMT students will be admitted in fall, spring and summer semesters to complete EMS 105 Emergency Medical Care I and EMS 106 Emergency Medical Care II. Those who intend to progress through the Paramedic program must also successfully complete BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* and apply for acceptance through the weighted admissions process. Successful completion is a grade of “C” or better.
The remaining Paramedic program requirements (offered in semesters 2 – 5) begin each spring semester. Weighted admissions process:
- Submit a weighted admissions form for spring.
- Paramedic enrollment is September 15 through November 15.
- Students with the highest scores will receive an admissions letter and intent form
- Program orientation is required prior to class start date. Students will be notified in advance of orientation date and time.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: The day paramedic program will start each year in the spring.
|EMS 105||Emergency Medical Care I||4|
|EMS 106||Emergency Medical Care II||4|
|ENG 101||English Composition I* 1||3|
|BIO 210||Anatomy & Physiology I* 1,2||4|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|EMS 150||Introduction to Advanced Care||5|
|EMS 151||Paramedic Clinical I||2|
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology II* 1,3||4|
|PSY 201||General Psychology* 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||14|
|EMS 230||Advanced Emergency Medical Care I||5|
|EMS 231||Paramedic Clinical II||2|
|EMS 232||Paramedic Internship I||2|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking* 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|EMS 240||Advanced Emergency Medical Care II||5|
|EMS 242||Paramedic Internship II||2|
|MAT 120||Probability and Statistics* 1||3|
|Humanities elective 4,5||3|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Dynamic Paramedic Review|
|EMS 271||Advanced Emergency Operations||4|
|EMS 272||Paramedic Capstone||4|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|Total Required Credit Hours||66|
General education course
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* must be completed prior to starting 2nd semester courses.
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II* must be completed prior to starting 5th semester courses.
Must be college transferable
See General Education course listing in the GTC College Catalog.
Alternate degree completion for certified paramedics. Please see advisor or department head.