Paramedic Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certificate is designed for students currently working in the fire/rescue field who are certified as either South Carolina EMT or National Registry EMT. This certificate can be completed in three semesters with a total of 40 credit hours. Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible to take the Paramedic National Registry Exam.

Required Courses

Courses   Credit Hours
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
EMS 113 Advanced Management of the Trauma Patient 1.0
EMS 116 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1.0
EMS 117 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1.0
EMS 118 Advanced Medical Life Support 1.0
EMS 119 Emergency Medical Operations 2.0
EMS 150 Introduction to Advanced Care 5.0
EMS 223 Paramedic Clinical I 2.0
EMS 224 Paramedic Clinical II 2.0
EMS 230 Advanced Emergency Medical Care II 5.0
EMS 238 Paramedic Ambulance Field Experience I 3.0
EMS 240 Advanced Emergency Care II 5.0
EMS 241 Paramedic Clinical III 2.0
EMS 248 Paramedic Ambulance Field Experience II 2.0
EMS 272 Paramedic Capstone 4.0
Total Credit Hours: 40.0

Note: First semester classes for spring 2020 are as follows: BIO 112, EMS 113, EMS 119, EMS 150 and EMS 223.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Paramedic Certificate is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Progam Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend, apply, and evaluate information relative to the role of an entry level Paramedic.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all of the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level Paramedic.
  • Apply behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations of an entry-level paramedic.
  • Comprehend basic EMS (Emergency Medical Services) knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.

View Program Effectiveness

Graduation Plan

Our semester-by-semester graduation plan will show you when required courses in your major are offered. Following this plan will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Paramedic Certificate