Degree Type:Career Studies Certificate
Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete:
- CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)
The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Career Studies Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is for current NREMT-I and registered nurse students. The program prepares them to provide advanced pre-hospital care as an entry-level paramedic under structured guidelines in emergency situations.
Jobs this program prepares you for:
- Ambulance Services
- Community Emergency Response Agencies
- Hospitals, Emergency Rooms
- Public Fire Rescue Agencies
Additional Program Information:
After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the EMS - Paramedic Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions. The application for the EMS Paramedic Career Studies Certificate program for spring 2015 has now closed and will reopen for spring 2016 on August 1, 2015.
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).