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EMT Basic Hybrid Initial

This is a hybrid course that lasts approximately 16 weeks. You will be required to complete class via an interactive classroom and there will be online activities. There will be an online lecture (weekly after the first start date, which is IN class), which will be recorded and will allow you to review. There will be weekly skill sessions (weekly after the first week noted on the schedule, up to course completion).


Course Description

Our 240 hour Hybrid EMT-Basic program exceeds the minimum hours as required for certification as a Basic EMT in South Carolina (200 hours minimum required by DHEC). This is the initial pre-hospital emergency medical technician certification in South Carolina and there are no pre-requisites. This program prepares the candidate to provide basic emergency medical care to victims of trauma and illness. This course follows and exceeds the 2009 US Department of Transportation (DOT) / National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum. 

Entrance Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED (copy must be provided).
  • Eighteen (18) years of age prior to the last class
  • Achieve the minimum score on the entrance exam ($35.00 cost) or have thirteen (12) or more college credits.
  • Be physically fit and able to perform all the tasks required of an EMT-Basic (refer to Appendix A: Americans with Disabilities Act, Attachment 1: Functional Position Description, for description of all essential duties of an EMT




**PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL PRIOR TO GRADUATION** Failure of the course is not a relief of the debt, in full, to the Institution. By enrolling, you understand that you are financially liable for the entire course cost, in accordance with our refund policy, as stated within the contract that you will sign after enrollment through this system.

Please note: If a student withdraws from the EMT program in writing, seven (7) or more calendar days before the program start date the student will receive a full tuition refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee.

Special Instructions

Low Country Regional EMS Offering
2024 Fall College of Charleston Hybrid Asynchronous EMT
16 Week Course

Location: Online and College of Charleston, Bell Building Room 403
**Access to the building is via the front door on St. Phillip’s Street or via the handicap entrance next to the parking
garage. Elevators are located at both entrances. All in-person dates will be held in room 403 on the 4th floor.**

Lectures: Asynchronous (meaning on your own time, watch them at your own pace throughout the week)

Labs: Saturdays from 9-5 (see dates below)

Lab 1: 9/14/24 BLS and Airway Skills
Lab 2: 10/12/24 Airway and Medical Patient Assessment
Lab 3: 10/26/24 Patient Assessment/Clinical Orientation
Lab 4: 11/9/24 Random Basic Skills
Lab 5: 11/23/24 All Skills Review/Final Skills verification
Lab 6: 12/7/24 Final Skills Verification and Final Exam

Attendance: Attendance in this course is mandatory according to the state regulatory statute that governs the education of
EMS Professionals in the state of South Carolina. It is mandatory to attend all scheduled laboratory sessions. Skipping a
single day can cause a setback. Plan now to be present for all 6 lab dates.

Course Outline:
The course is broken into 7 Modules- Preparatory, Airway, Assessment, Medical, Trauma, Special Populations,
Operations. You will take an exam to exit each module. 75% must be obtained on these module exams to continue into
the next module.
Lecture-Completed online asynchronously at your own pace each week.
Weekly quizzes and homework- You will have a quiz for each chapter over the lectured material and a weekly case
study, requiring study effort and critical thinking due each Friday of the course unless stated otherwise by the
instructor. The quizzes can be taken as many times as you want, and the highest score will be recorded in the gradebook.
Skills- Students will attend in-person skills sessions as noted above on the Saturdays listed from 9-5. These will be
held at the College of Charleston, Bell building room 403.
Module Exams- Due on Friday of each week in which the module is completed. The exams will be proctored online using
the Learning Management System.
Ambulance Internships: Students are required to practice their skills on a minimum of 3 EMS “ridealongs”. You must
find the time to ride with EMS for this requirement for at least 3 12-hour shifts throughout the semester

Program Manuals

Lowcountry EMT Manual 

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