Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are emergency medical services (EMS) professionals employed in areas such as on emergency ambulances, in private non-emergent transport services, hospitals, clinics and other allied health care settings. Becoming an EMT or a paramedic is exciting and rewarding. The demand for well-trained EMTs and paramedics exceeds the supply.
SCC offers academic programs in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department: Associate of Applied Science – General Technology – Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic degree), EMT Certificate, and Paramedic Certificate. All programs combine classroom learning, extensive practical hands-on labs, and field experience on an ambulance. Paramedic students also attend clinical in hospital settings and a field internship (Capstone) experience.
The EMS programs at SCC prepare accountable, competent, and technologically prepared EMTs and Paramedics who are able to provide quality pre-hospital emergency care in diversified healthcare settings and function as an integral members of the healthcare team. The EMS programs can help you become a member of the rapidly growing and tremendously rewarding healthcare profession. Plus, an education and background in EMS sets you up for success with many possible future careers – Nursing, Physician, Physician Assistant, ER Tech, Firefighting and more!
Why enroll in EMS at SCC?
- Best-in-class partnership with Spartanburg EMS, integrating hands-on ambulance experience through the course of the program
- SCC students score 10-15% above average on the national certification exam
- Fully-accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) – not a consortium using one school’s accreditation