Overview

The paramedic is a healthcare assistant with incredibly important duties. To be successful in the field, the graduate must be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in the position. The paramedic must have excellent judgment and be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient, must be self-disciplined, able to develop patient rapport, interview hostile patients, maintain a safe distance, and recognize and utilize communication unique to diverse multicultural groups and ages within those groups. The paramedic must be able to function independently at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing.

Accreditation

The Midlands Technical College (MTC) Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status; it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

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!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

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

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
122.80 1,228

Paramedic

Paramedics are pre-hospital healthcare providers that care for the sick and injured in a variety of emergency settings. This course is designed to meet the NREMT and SC (DHEC) requirements for initial paramedic training, and covers the curriculum and training necessary to sit for the national registry examination.

Classroom

ID: CEEMS-560

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.
$6,499.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$6,499.00
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 a primary component 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.