Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic

Associate Degree

Overview

Complete your degree by applying your paramedic certification and other credentials toward your Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Technology. You may be eligible for a maximum of 45 credit hours that may be applied toward your degree. Earning your Associate Degree could expose you to more opportunities to advance in your career and make you more competitive for these positions. You will receive additional education to augment your current knowledge of anatomy and physiology while exposing you to ways to become a more effective communicator. The credentials and application of each student will be evaluated on an individual basis.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Application Process
Financial Aid & Scholarships

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.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(16 Credit Hours)
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
MAT-155 Contemporary Mathematics

Contemporary Mathematics

ID: MAT-155

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes techniques and applications of the following topics: elementary number theory; algebra; geometry; measurement; graph sketching and interpretations; and descriptive statistics.

3
PSY-201 General Psychology

General Psychology

ID: PSY-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology.

3
BIO-112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

ID: BIO-112

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a basic integrated study of the structure and function of the human body.

4
PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Contemporary Moral Issues

ID: PHI-115

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics.

3
  Total Credit Hours 16
  Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$2,848.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Paramedic – 9-1-1 First Responder

The paramedic responds to 9-1-1 emergencies and administers life-saving care to treat and stabilize patients in the field. Paramedics also transport patients to an appropriate level of care via ambulance and act as the primary care provider during transport. A paramedic employed by a 9-1-1 service may also work as a field training officer, helping orient new EMTs, paramedics, or students to the 9-1-1 environment.

Projected Job Growth

+8.1%

Average Annual Salary

$35,195
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • EMS Agencies

Careers

Paramedic – Private Ambulance Services

Paramedics working for private ambulance service will respond to requests for service from customers and facilities, and provide ongoing or stabilizing care to patients for the duration of transport. Critical care, inter-facility, hospital discharges, and scheduled transfers are the primary components of this job.

Projected Job Growth

+8.1%

Average Annual Salary

$35,195
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Private Medical Transport Services
  • Hospitals

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the workforce

Graduates of MTC’s paramedic program are workforce-ready upon completion of the national and state certification requirements. There is a significant workforce demand for paramedics in South Carolina and the Midlands area. Graduates of this program are expected to have a very high placement rate and are educated to meet the current workforce demand by incorporating content on best-practice and local issues.