Application Process for the Emergency Medical Technician
(CT.EMT) ProgramDo you like helping people? Do you want a fast paced, exciting career that is as rewarding as it is challenging? Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency and non-emergency medical settings. People s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. As an EMT, you may respond to many emergency calls for help on a daily basis heart attacks, automobile collisions, difficulty breathing, gunshot wounds, strokes, stabbings, seizures, falls and much more! EMTs respond to emergent and non-emergent calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities. EMTs work both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. Their work is sometimes physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and patients who are suffering.
General Ability Needed
- Placement into curriculum classes is required. This may necessitate completion of remedial English and/or Mathematics prior to acceptance, e.g., ENG 100, RDG 100, or MAT 032.
- General mathematical aptitude is required to calculate simple formulas that include multiplication and division.
- Prerequisites are set by SC DHEC Bureau of EMS. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age prior to the NREMT Practical Exam date, by physically fit and able to perform all the tasks required of an EMT and meet entrance requirements and prerequisites of the college. Consult with a SCC Admissions specialist to ensure you meet prerequisites of the college.
- You MUST be coded for the program CT.EMT (for EMT only) or AAS.G.EMS (if your plans include progression to Paramedic). An admissions specialist will assist you with this.
Before Applying to the program
- NOTE: You must be a currently enrolled student at SCC to apply for this program! Apply to Spartanburg Community College if you are not already a current student. Students need to be accepted to Spartanburg Community College before applying for the program. All transcripts should be sent directly to the Spartanburg Community College Admissions department if you are transferring classes. Please contact them at (864) 592-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding transcripts.
- Prospective students should consider attending an Information Session (listed on the
Paramedic & EMT webpage) prior to applying for EMS programs.
- Information Sessions are informal, last approximately one (1) hour and answer many of the questions prospective students have regarding the EMT and Paramedic programs.
- A family member or significant other is welcome to attend so they too can learn about the profession you have chosen to enter and the course of study you wish to pursue.
- It is highly recommended you familiarize yourself with two links - Estimated Expenses EMS Programs, and Uniform Policy found on the Paramedic and EMT website. Some out-of-pocket expenses can be costly to some individuals and should not come as a surprise during Orientation or be a deterrent to remaining in the program.
After Applying to the program
- Complete ALL college enrollment steps
- Meet with an Enrollment Advisor in the Advising Center
- Print and complete a Notice of Completion (PDF) and have it signed by Michelle Price or Charleton Williams in the Advising Center.
- Take the signed Notice of Completion to Carol Crowe, Administrative Assistant for Health & Human Services, in HSB 144.
Following acceptance to the EMT Program:
- Attend a MANDATORY Orientation Session
- Orientation to the program will be 2 4 weeks prior to classes beginning. During Orientation, you will:
- Receive the course syllabus, addendum, and class schedule
- Complete required program forms
- Register for classes
After Attending Orientation:
- Complete a mandatory Criminal Background Investigation and Drug Testing through Verified Credentials. Plan to complete the Drug Screening at least one (1) week prior to classes beginning to ensure results are returned before classes begin.
- Obtain required immunizations or gather documentation of childhood immunization records.
- Do this EARLY as some immunizations require multiple doses or, some immunizations you already have may need to be updated.
- View Immunization, Clinical, Field Experience, and Internship requirements here in this document.
- Purchase books and supplies at the Book Inn.
- Purchase your uniform from Harrison s Workwear.
- Consider purchasing your uniform early from Harrison s Workwear!
- A full and complete uniform must be worn to all laboratory classes and field experience shifts.
- Although infrequent, some uniform items may out of stock and need to be ordered to accommodate individual sizes. Uniforms will be needed within the first weeks of class for EMT students.
- Refer to the Uniform Policy (PDF) on the EMT and Paramedic webpage for complete details.
- For more information, contact: Doug Paris, Emergency Medical Services Program Director, at (864) 592-4277 or Parisd@sccsc.edu.