EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Dual Enrollment - Offered jointly with Paul D. Camp Community College
Course Codes by Semester: 8333/8334
Grades: 10-12 (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).
Prerequisite for 8333: Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302 (Recommended)
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
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, 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 experiences, 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 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
Occupations: 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.