Emergency Medical Technician

Training Certificate

Overview

At MTC, we offer a 200-hour course to train you to provide out-of-hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT exam and the South Carolina EMT Psychomotor exam. 

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. They perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. EMTs are a critical link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system. 
 
A great demand exists for EMTs in today’s workforce with a competitive entry level salary and ample advancement opportunities. Although the majority of EMTs function on an ambulance, there are also opportunities to utilize this training in areas such as hospitals, fire departments, industrial plants, and clinics.

We have flexible course offerings to suit most students' scheduling needs; courses can be as short as 12 weeks or as long as 6 months. 

Prerequisites for entry into the MTC EMT program are: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age prior to taking the National Registry exam
  • Be physically able to perform all the tasks required of an EMT 
  • Must satisfy pre-screening requirements in reading comprehension, math and locating information. (Individuals with at least an associate degree OR have previously been a National Registry EMT are exempt from pre-screening)
  • Mandatory uniform policy is black khaki pants, black polo shirt, black shoes, and black belt. 

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
20.00 200

EMT Basic

Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the National Registry exam sponsored by SC DHEC. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED, and WIN assessment tests (Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information) all with a minimum score of 3 or above. Test Scores must be submitted prior to registration (CCE Registration, Continuing Education, PO Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202). Mandatory uniform policy: black khaki pants, black polo shirt, black shoes, and black belt.

Classroom

ID: CEMED-635

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$2,395.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,395.00
Not including fees and equipment
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
20.00 200

EMT Hybrid

Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the National Registry exam sponsored by SC DHEC. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED, and WIN assessment tests (Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information) all with a minimum score of 3 or above. Test Scores must be submitted prior to registration (CCE Registration, Continuing Education, PO Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202). Mandatory uniform policy: black khaki pants, black polo shirt, black shoes, and black belt.

ID: CEMED-638

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$2,395.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$2,395.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

EMT – 9-1-1 First Responder

The EMT responds to 9-1-1 emergencies and administers life-saving care to treat and stabilize patients in the field. EMTs also transport patients to an appropriate level of care via ambulance and act as the primary care provider during transport.

Projected Job Growth

+7.7%

Average Annual Salary

$35,474
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • EMS Agencies
  • Fire Departments
  • Private Medical Transport Services

What’s next after I complete this program?

Paramedic

EMTs have an opportunity to continue their training and focus on more advanced-level care through the paramedic program. Paramedics can treat a higher acuity patient and have an expanded scope of practice.

Want more information?

Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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