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EMS - Intermediate

Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate
Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you to provide advanced pre-hospital care on city, county or private ambulance services as an entry-level EMT-Intermediate under structured guidelines in emergency situations. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Services Technician (EMS)

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care / 3 Credit Hours
EMS 170 ALS Internship I / 1 Credit Hours

Additional Program Information: 


After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the EMS - Intermediate Career Studies Certificate Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions. The deadline for applying to the EMS - Intermediate Career Studies Certificate program for fall 2014 has passed. The application for fall 2015 will reopen February 1, 2015.  The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

EMS - Intermediate Admission Requirements & Program Requirements

Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Emergency Medical Services degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate.  The Writing Intensive Course for this program is EMS 201, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112.  Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

Printable  EMS - Intermediate Certificate Requirements.