EMS - Paramedic

Degree Type: 

Career Studies Certificate
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Certificate

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    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 on city, county or private ambulance service or in hospital emergency rooms, under structured guidelines in emergency situations. 

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Paramedic

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.

Additional Program Information: 


After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the EMS - Paramedic Program.  

The application for the EMS Paramedic Career Studies Certificate program for fall 2015 has now closed and will reopen for spring 2016 on August 1, 2015. 

Pre-Admission Advising Sessions for Spring 2016 Admission will be held in room K209 (Keats Science Building) on the following dates:

Click on one of the dates above to sign up for a session!

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).

EMS - Intermediate Certificate Requirements