EMT Application Process

EMT Application Process

Cohort Frequency

The EMT Program begins a cohort every semester: Fall, Spring, and Summer. 

Due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control and directly related to COVID-19, the 2021 Spring cohort will meet MTWTh 8:30 AM  - 12:30 PM.

Deadline

Generally, the deadline to submit a Notice of Completion is approximately 1.5 weeks prior to the first day of the semester. 

  1. Become a Student

     

    Apply to Spartanburg Community College if you are not already a current student. Students must be accepted to SCC before applying to the EMT Program.

    Transcripts should be sent directly to SCC Admissions if you are transferring classes

    Be coded for the program, which an admissions specialist can assist you with:

    • CT.EMT for an EMT Certificate
    • AAS.G-EMS if you plan to progress to Paramedic
  2. Meet Prerequisites

     

    Meet prerequisites required by SCC:

    • Exempt out of or complete ENG 100, RDG 100, MAT 032, and BIO 100.

    Meet requirements set by SC DHEC Bureau of EMS:

    • Have high school diploma or GED.
    • Be at least 18 years of age prior to the NREMT Practical Exam date.
    • Be physically fit and able to perform all of the tasks required of an EMT.

    Meet physical requirements detailed in the Technical Standards.

  3. Before Applying to the EMT Program

     

    We strongly encourage interested students to attend an Information Session.

    Familiarize yourself with your potential Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses and our Uniform Policy so there are no surprises after being accepted into the program.

  4. Apply to the EMT Program

     

    Go to the Academic Advising Center to meet with a Health and Human Services Division advisor—either Brandy Szmania or Charlton Williams.

    The advisor will provide you with a Notice of Completion once she verifies you meet EMT Program prerequisites.

    Take your Notice of Completion to Carol Crowe, Administrative Assistant for Health & Human Services, on the Giles Campus, Health Science Building Room 144.

  5. Acceptance to the Program

     

    A letter of acceptance will be sent to your SCC student email once your Notice of Completion has been processed. 

    Respond to accept your seat in the EMT Program. 

    Follow the instructions in the letter to pay your $8.00 Liability Insurance Fee, and bring your receipt to EMT Orientation. 

  6. Mandatory Orientation

     

    EMT Orientation will be held approximately 2 - 4 weeks prior to the first day of class. There will be one (1) make-up EMT Orientation the week before classes begin. Failure to attend the mandatory EMT Orientation will result in loss of your seat in the program.

  7. Prepare Early

     

    To prepare yourself to meet the required deadlines, please begin gathering the required immunizations found in Clinical & Field Experience

    Also, be prepared to create your Verified Credentials account after attending EMT Orientation to begin the Criminal Background Investigation and Drug Screening. The cost for this is $117.80 and payable only through Verified Credentials. 

 

 

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