EMJ1 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin and Flint River Campuses, Fayette COI

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 16

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED are NOT required

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 EMS related programs.

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

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Background/Drug Screening




NREMT Cognitive Exam




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.

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.

Contact Us

James Anderson, M.S., Program Coordinator
Email: james.anderson@sctech.edu
Phone: 770.2412.4595


Program Course

First Term

EMSP 1110Introduction to the EMT Profession


EMSP 1120EMT Assessment/Airway Management and Pharmacology


Second Term

EMSP 1130Medical Emergencies for the EMT


EMSP 1140Special Patient Populations


EMSP 1150Shock and Trauma for the EMT


EMSP 1160Clinical and Practical Applications for the EMT


EMSP 1160: Students planning to register for internship/clinical course must meet with the faculty advisor one full semester prior to the semester in which the course will begin.

Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Except in very special circumstances, the EMT certificate is only offered as an embedded certificate within the EMSP diploma program.