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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services (EMT), CSC

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Length: 24 credits

Purpose: This program is designed for the student interested in pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician to work in a variety of health service facilities and/or desires to advance in EMS educational pathways by pursuing advanced EMS certifications.

Employment Objectives: Employment opportunities for the Emergency Medical Technician include pre-hospital EMS/medical transport agencies, hospital emergency departments, and volunteer agencies.

Potential Certification: After successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician course, student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification exam. After successful completion of CPR, students will be certified from American Heart Association as a BLS Provider. A student who resides outside of Virginia and plans to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) subsequent to completion of this education program may not meet the requirements for certification in the state of residence.

Curricular Requirements: Clinical/field/preceptor experiences require access to contracted clinical agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to:

  • demonstrate ability to apply knowledge and skill required to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician; and
  • master clinical skill competencies.

Physical Requirements: The student must be able to:

• verbally communicate in person, via telephone and telecommunications using the English language;

• hear spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians and dispatchers and in sounds common to the emergency scene;

• ability to lift, carry, balance up to 125 pounds (250 with assistance);

• ability to interpret and respond to written, oral, and diagnostic form instructions;

• read road maps, drive vehicle, accurately discern street signs and address numbers;

• read medication/ prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner;

• communicate verbally with patients and significant others in diverse cultural and age groups to interview patient, family members, and bystanders;

• discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient’s condition and to the treatment given;

• document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such;

• perform with good manual dexterity all tasks related to advanced emergency patient care and documentation;

• bend, stoop, balance, and crawl on uneven terrain;

• withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture.

Students must provide proof of all required immunizations as mandated by clinical agencies. 

Financial Requirements: In addition to the usual college tuition and fees, this program requires additional expenses.

Approximate costs include:

Drug screening $38 minimum
Criminal background check $48 minimum  
Books $250  
Uniforms $50  
Physical examination $100  
Platinum Planner  $30  
EMS Testing  $49  

Minimum Required for Career Studies Certificate: 24 Credits

Advising Sheet

Advising Sheet Suggested Schedules: Courses in advising sheets are displayed under the semester in which the courses are regularly offered. It is possible that a course shown on the schedule for a particular semester may not be offered due to low enrollment or other factors.

Developmental Prerequisites  Placement of ENG 111/ EDE 11. 

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