Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The Emergency Medical Services Professions include four levels: Paramedic, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and Emergency Medical Responder. All levels of professionals provide emergency medical care to sick and injured patients in various settings. EMS professionals are employed in areas such as emergency ambulances, private non-emergency ambulance transport services, hospitals, clinics, and other allied health care settings. Becoming an EMT or a paramedic is exciting and rewarding-- and the demand for well-trained EMTs and Paramedics exceeds the supply!
SCC Offers Two Levels of Training - EMT and Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. EMTs perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency healthcare system.
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.
Why Choose SCC?
We are fully accredited. SCC's EMS Programs are accredited 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). Accreditation ensures credible education.
We care. Our approach is genuine. To us, it’s not just work – we take pride in the EMT and paramedic students we train. We care about their reputation as much as we do about ours. We pursue excellence at every opportunity to meet our own personal high standards of instruction and customer service to our students. Doing a good job really matters to us.
We train you for success! Our EMS programs prepare you to provide the highest quality of pre-hospital care. Instruction includes medical and legal issues, pharmacology, intravenous therapy, airway management, patient assessment, CPR, medical illnesses, trauma, OB/GYN, pediatrics, geriatrics, ambulance operations, and much more. All programs combine classroom learning, extensive practical hands-on labs that includes use of our own high-fidelity simulators, and field experience on 9-1-1 ambulances. Paramedic students also attend clinical in hospital settings and a field internship (Capstone) experience.
We keep cohorts small to maximize learning and hands-on opportunities in class and lab and, we have a best-in-class partnership with local 911 EMS agencies allowing us to integrate class and lab instruction with hands-on ambulance experience throughout the course of the program.
You want results. Our students consistently score well-above average on national certification exams. Our job placement is continuously near 100%.
EMS education and training opens other doors. An education and background in EMS prepares you for success with many possible future careers such as nursing, physician assistant, physician, Emergency Room technician, firefighter, and more!
View Specific Programs and Course Requirements Below:
Emergency Medical Services, AAS Degree
Emergency Medical Technician Certificate