Emergency Medical Technology

Greenville Tech's EMT/Paramedic Program offers classroom and hands-on education in a state-of-the-art environment, including the college’s STAT (Simulation Technologies and Training) Center. With a combination of classroom instruction, lab experience, internships, and opportunities for service, graduates are fully prepared for the workplace. 

Local health care agencies depend on Greenville Tech to provide skilled emergency medical providers. Our program also serves The USC School of Medicine Greenville students with on-the-street experience to provide a view of patient care outside of the emergency room.

A career you can count on

On a national level, employment opportunities for EMTs and Paramedics are expected to grow by one-third between 2010 and 2020. As is true for many professions in the health care field, our aging population is driving much of the employment demand. In addition to full-time positions, many part-time jobs will also be available.

What you’ll learn in the program

Topics include:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Psychology
  • Emergency operations
  • Emergency medical care

The Paramedic program also offers the following advanced courses:

ACLS -- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PALS -- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PHTLS – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
AMLS -- Advanced Medical Life Support
Paramedic Refresher courses 

Accreditation and Certification

The Greenville Tech Emergency Medical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park St.
Clearwater, FL, 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX  75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org


Graduates of the EMT/Paramedic program are eligible to challenge the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam(s) to gain certification.


Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Your connection to industry

Program details and courses

Emergency Medical Technology
Associate in Applied Science

This program covers all aspects of the paramedic profession and is designed to integrate both theory and practical “hands-on” educational experiences. The flexibility of the curriculum allows the student to enter the profession at the Paramedic level and continue with their education while working.

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Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate in Applied Science

This certificate covers topics necessary for EMT certification and is designed to integrate both theory and practical "hands-on" educational experiences.

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Post Initial Paramedic Training 

Currently open to certified paramedics, RNs, and other health care providers or by permission of the department head.

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Paramedic to RN Track
Nursing
Associate in Applied Science

A Paramedic to RN track is available and allows the student to transition to nursing classes upon successful completion of paramedic training to complete a nursing degree and obtain a RN credential in a much shorter timeframe.

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EMT-Paramedic Program Requirements

In addition to Greenville Tech admissions process, outlined in these Enrollment Steps, students interested in a program in the Health Sciences and Nursing Division must also successfully complete the following: 


Career Talk
Participating in a Career Talk session for your program is a requirement for all Health Sciences and Nursing Division students. Click here for the Career Talk monthly schedule


Division Policies
The Emergency Medical Technology program strictly adheres to all the Health Sciences and Nursing Division policies, which are detailed on the division admissions information page.


Supplemental Admission Process

EMT program requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Place into Math 101 and English 101

The Paramedic program requires a Weighted Admissions Application. The application period is September 15th through November 15th. 

 Paramedic Weighted Admission Form

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Emergency Medical Technician.