Emergency Services

Piedmont Technical College’s Emergency Services program prepares students to provide emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who need access to the local hospitals. The program also offers training in fire prevention, detection, extinguishment and much more.

Career Quick Facts

Career Outlook

Emergency Medical Technician

  • Median Salary Average: $29,060
  • SC Salary Range: $23,240 - $45,940
  • 81% placement rate for 2020-2021 graduates


  • Median Salary Average: $36,620
  • SC Salary Range: $23,070 - $46,160
  • 100% placement rate for 2020-2021 graduates
Physical Demands
  • work is both physically strenuous and stressful
  • great amount of standing, kneeling, bending and lifting
  • on call for extended periods of time
Entry Level Positions
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
List of Employers

Recent graduates have found work at:

  • Ambu-Star Ambulance
  • Greenville Health System
  • Laurens County EMS
  • Medtrust Medical Transport

Program Information

The aging population of the US is driving this demand for additional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). As the population ages the increase in the age related health emergencies, such as heart attack and strokes will subsequently also increase. This will ensure a continuous demand for part-time, volunteer, and full-time EMTs in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. 

Piedmont Technical College's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program combines classroom learning and extensive practical hands-on labs. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam for EMTs.

State Licensure Eligibility Information