Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

This certificate provides introductory didactic and experiential learning outcomes to successfully provide the scope of care of the Emergency Medical Technician. This is a one semester certificate program.

Required Courses

Courses   Credit Hours
AHS 114 Basic First Aid 1.0
EMS 105  Emergency Medical Care I 4.0
EMS 106 Emergency Medical Care II 4.0
Total Credit Hours: 9.0

Updated 3/31/2017


Program Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will identify and describe the role of EMS in the health care system.
  2. The students will demonstrate and employ the professional attributes expected of the EMT.
  3. Students will perform and demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of an EMT with regard to personal safety and wellness, as well as safety of others.
  4. The student will perform the duties of an EMT with regard for medical-legal and ethical issues, function successfully under medical direction, and within the scope of practice.
  5. Students will apply principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, and therapeutic communications to the assessment and management of patients.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate the need for and perform lifesaving interventions to manage patient’s airway, breathing, and circulation.
  7. The student will demonstrate the ability assess and mange patients of all ages with a variety of complaints, medical conditions, and traumatic injuries.
  8. The student will apply principles of emergency medical services operations, including considerations in ambulance and air medical transportation, multiple-casualty incidents, gaining access to extricate patients, hazardous materials incidents, and responding to situations involving weapons of mass destruction. 


Advisement Information

Criteria for enrollment into EMS 105 & 106 include:

  • 18 years old by the first day of class

  • No felony conviction

  • Ability to lift 125 lbs.

  • Initiate Hepatitis B series by the first day of class

In addition to college tuition and fees for 9 credit hours, students will be assessed the following fees:

  • Lab fee - $20.00

  • Insurance - $25.00

  • Background Check - $47.50

  • Drug Screening - $35.00

  • Note:  Emergency Medical Technician certificate is eligible for Lottery Tuition Assistance.  It is not eligible for Title IV funding (PELL, Loans).  Completion of FAFSA is not required (FAFSA Waiver must be submitted).  Also, contact Steven McDade to check on the availability of scholarships.

Greenwood EMT Program - Spring 2018:

  • Mandatory Orientation: First day of classes.

  • CRN Numbers for the spring are:

    • AHS 114 - 28563

    • EMS 105 - 27139

    • EMS 106 - 27140

  • A Time Conflict Override must be completed by an advisor for the student to register.

  • Questions regarding Orientation should be directed to Steven McDade.

  • Please contact the Admissions Office for enrollment.

  • Click here for the class outline and schedule.

Supplies and Uniform Requirements:

  • Students need to have a large 3-ring binder during Orientation

  • Later, a resuscitation mask will be needed for CPR, and a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope will be needed for patient assessment.

  • Clinicals require leather, closed toe shoes, dark pants (no jeans) and a light colored polo shirt with no insignia.  A PTC name badge will be worn during clinicals.

Certification Information:

  • Practical exam fee is $100, payable to Piedmont Technical College at least one week prior to the exam date, and $70 payable to NREMT prior to scheduling the  written exam at a Pearson-Vue test center.

  • After passing both the practical and written exam, there is a $25 fee for fingerprinting and background check prior to receiving state certification.

Advisement information updated/reviewed 10/2018.