• Dual Enrollment - Offered jointly with Paul D. Camp Community College
    Course Codes by Semester: 8333/8334                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grades: 10-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One Year Program (Students must be 16 years old prior to the first day of EMT Instruction or have been issued a variance by the Division of Regulation and  Compliance at the Virginia Office of EMS and have reached age 16 by the end date of the course with the office of OEMS, April 15th).           
    Prerequisite for 8333: None
    Prerequisite for 8334: Emergency Medical Technician I (8333); Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302 (Recommended)
    Dual Credits: 5 Credits 1st semester; 4 Credits 2nd semester
    High School Credits One-and-a-half (1.5) 1st semester; One-and-a-half (1.5) 2nd semester                                                                                                                        Required GPA: (2.0)   

    Note: Students may need to undergo a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and drug screening.  It is important to note that final eligibility for national registry certification testing is determined by the course education coordinator and the EMS Physician. This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board agency.  

    Students who care about making their community a safer place to live, enjoy excitement and a good challenge, are highly organized, and can “think on their feet”, should explore exciting training and career opportunities in Emergency Medical Services!

    The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a one (1) year dual credit program that prepares students for the certification exam administered by the Virginia Department of Health and employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and/or for entry into post-secondary Paramedic or Public Safety programs.

    Students become skilled in identifying and dealing with emergencies such as bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, and cardiac arrest. Instruction emphasizes proper care and use of common emergency and safe methods for lifting, moving, and transporting injured persons. Supervised on-the-job training, patient care experience, and a clinical rotation in a local hospital are components of the instructional program. Additionally, students will receive nine (9) dual credit hours towards college if seeking an EMT Career Studies Certificate.

    Students will have the opportunity to take the Emergency Medical Exam, qualifying them for an industry credential, as well as the National Occupational Testing Institute (NOCTI - Emergency Medical Services) certification, pending a successful outcome on the exam. 

     Emergency Medical Technician; Paramedic; Home Health Aide; Medical Assistants; Nursing Aides; Registered Nurse

    Typical Salary in Virginia: $22,760- $58,640 depending on education level and specialization
    National Estimated Average: $34,320

    Employment Outlook: Employment of EMTs and paramedics are expected to grow by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

    Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services  Virginia Community College SystemNational Occupational Technical Competency Testing Institute