Emergency Medical Technician


At MTC, we offer a 224-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 are a high school diploma or GED, and Accuplacer testing (individuals with at least an associate degree OR have previously been a National Registry EMT are exempt from pre-screening). Applicants must be physically able to perform all the tasks required of an EMT. Mandatory uniform policy is black khaki pants, black polo shirt, black shoes, and black belt.

Special Note: Successful completion of some classes in this training program, along with meeting college entrance and program requirements, may provide you with exemption credit and/or advanced placement into the General Technology in Health Care Degree Program at Midlands Technical College. For further information, contact 803.732.0432.

Program Type

Training Certificate

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

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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
22.40 224

EMT Basic with Exam Review

Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take the National Registry exam sponsored by SC DHEC. Exam review is included.



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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.
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Not including fees and equipment


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


Average Annual Salary

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?

Advanced EMT

EMT's have an opportunity to continue their training and focus on more advanced-level care through the Advanced EMT program.


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.

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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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