EMT-Paramedic Certificate in Applied Science
Federal financial aid is not yet available for this program. South Carolina residents may receive lottery funds, if eligible.
This program will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to pass the NREMT-paramedic exam and function as an entry-level paramedic in advanced pre-hospital medicine.
The mission of the Greenville Technical College EMT Department is to prepare entry-level EMTs 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.
See “Program Requirements” Section for additional requirements.
Type of Program
Emergency Medical Services, industry, hospitals
NREMT and DHEC Paramedic certification 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, 33756
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/.
Prior to acceptance into the EMT program, students must meet college entrance requirements.
Prior to entry into the EMT-Paramedic program, students must have completed the Emergency Medical Technician certificate (EMS 105 Emergency Medical Care I and EMS 106 Emergency Medical Care II) and BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I* with a grade of “C” or better.
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.
- Hold a current NREMT-EMT certification.
- Have a high school diploma or GED approved by, and on file, in the Enrollment Services Office.
- 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.
Program orientation is required prior to class start date. Students will be notified in advance of orientation date and time.
Requirements for Completion
A grade of “C” or better is required in all coursework to complete the program.
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.
|BIO 210||Anatomy & Physiology I* 1||4|
|Total Semester Hours||4|
|BIO 211||Anatomy & Physiology II*||4|
|EMS 150||Introduction to Advanced Care||5|
|EMS 151||Paramedic Clinical I||2|
|Total Semester Hours||11|
|EMS 230||Advanced Emergency Medical Care I||5|
|EMS 231||Paramedic Clinical II||2|
|EMS 232||Paramedic Internship I||2|
|Total Semester Hours||9|
|EMS 240||Advanced Emergency Medical Care II||5|
|EMS 242||Paramedic Internship II||2|
|Total Semester Hours||7|
|EMS 270||NREMT Review||4|
|EMS 272||Paramedic Capstone||4|
|Total Semester Hours||8|
|Total Required Credit Hours||39|
Prerequisite course. Must be completed with a grade of “C” or better
May be exempted if the student currently holds a National Registry EMT certification