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.

To be eligible for this program, students must have a current EMT certification. Students must have also completed an Anatomy and Physiology course within the last five years.

If you are not currently an EMT, MTC offers an Emergency Medical Technician training certificate. For more information, contact MTC Corporate and Continuing Education at 803.732.0432 or


The Midlands Technical College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 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 National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
The Midlands Technical College Paramedic program has a site visit scheduled for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) ( This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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pass rate

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No graduates during the 2019 reporting year. Program was under development.

Spring, 2020

Fall, 2020

(9 out of 14)

(1 out of 14)

(4 out of 14)

(9 out of 9)

(9 out of 9)

(9 out of 9)

Spring, 2021

Fall, 2021

(18 out of 21)

(2 out of 21)

(1 out of 21)

(17 out of 18)

(16 out of 18)

(16 out of 18)

Spring, 2022 Fall, 2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

*In Spring 2020, "Other Attrition" reflected 1 student leaving for military service.

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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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
124.65 1,247


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.


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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.

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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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