Paramedic and EMT


EMT/Paramedic Information Sessions

Attendees will receive an overview of the Emergency Medical Services profession and the roles of an EMT and Paramedic within EMS. Additionally, the EMS programs at SCC will be presented in detail. The goal of the session is to equip a student to make a well-informed decision when deciding on a program of study and career path. The sessions will start promptly at 6:00 PM and take approximately one hour. No appointment or registration needed. Spouses and significant others are welcome.

May 14 session CANCELED - Please check this site for updates.
July 16, 2020 | 6:00 pm
December 8, 2020 | 5:30 pm

SCC Downtown Campus | Evans Academic Center, Rm. 350

EMT Program Application Process
Paramedic Program Application Process

Clinical, Field Experience and Field Internship Information (PDF)
Estimated Expenses for EMS Programs (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Notice of Completion (PDF)
Uniform Policy (PDF)

Verified Credentials:

For EMT only

 View Specific Programs and Course Requirements Below:

  1. Emergency Medical Services, AAS Degree

  2. Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

  3. Paramedic Certificate


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

 CAAHEP logoClick the logo above to view CAAHEP website

CoAe LogoClick the logo above to view CoAEMSP website

 NREMT logoClick the logo above to view National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website

 Preceptor logo image(3)Click the logo above to download/view Preceptor Orientation PDF.