Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Certificate)

Program Description

The Emergency Medical Technician certificate program prepares students 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. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure as an EMT. This technical certificate of credit replaces the previous EMB1 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) technical certificate of credit. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Program Details

  • Major Code: EMJ1
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Jasper
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 16

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Be eligible for high school graduation or GED at the time of program completion
  • Meet assessment requirements

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements and are classified as learning support or provisional status must take the prescribed learning support courses prior to registering for any of the EMSP courses.

Students may be required to complete secondary evaluations of general education competency and/or career oriented personality traits for purposes of evaluating the predictability of such instruments for success in the EMSP courses.

Students must attend a mandatory program orientation prior to registering for classes.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Grading Standards

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  The grading scale established by TCSG is as follows:

A = 90 to 100

B = 80 to 89.99

C = 70 to 79.99

D = 60 to 69.99

F = less than 60

Grade averages are not rounded up.

Readmission Policy
There is no readmission policy for this program.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Clinical UniformVaries
Background check and Drug Screen$80.00

Testing Fees:
EMT practicalFree
* Provided the student attends SCTC and tests at SCTC *
CBT EMT$70.00

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
EMSP 1110Intro to EMT3
EMSP 1120EMT Assessment3
Second Term
EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies3
EMSP 1140Special Populations3
EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma3
EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Apps1

Note:  All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Emergency Medical Technician

Program Faculty

Lynette McCullough
Griffin Campus
Medical Building Room 313

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
James Anderson
Griffin Campus
Medical Building 113

Donald Bartlett
Flint Campus
Room D617

Career and Academic Planning

Tyreece Echols
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A