Emergency Medical Services: Advanced EMT

This certificate provides training in pre-hospital care under structured guidelines.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.  

EMT

Program

Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours

23

Required Courses

1st Semester (Fall)

  • HLT 141: Medical Terminology - 3 credits
  • EMS 100: CPR for Healthcare Providers - 1 credits
  • EMS 111: Emergency Medical Technician - 6 credits
  • EMS 120: Emergency Medical Technician-Clinical - 1 credits

2nd Semester (Spring)

  • EMS 150: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) - 7 credits
  • EMS 170: ALS Internship I - 1 credits
  • BIO 145: Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences - 4 credits

Admissions Requirements

In addition to admission to the college, students must also meet eligibility requirements specific to this program, and only a limited number of students are admitted into a given cohort.  If there are more applicants during a cycle than there are available positions in the cohort, eligible applicants will be ranked according to specific criteria and students are admitted or deferred according to that rank.

Please see the Admissions Information Book below for program requirements, minimum eligibility requirements, applicant ranking criteria, and other important information for prospective students.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are provided each application cycle for prospective students. The purpose of these sessions is to help students to decide if this program and profession will be right for them, and to walk students through the application and admissions process. Attendees will also be able to ask the faculty questions about the program and the profession.

Attendance at an information session is strongly encouraged for all students. Refer to the current Admissions Information Book for information regarding whether your application will be ranked based on attendance.

You must register to attend an information session. 

Apply for Admission

Applications are accepted through the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal. Hardcopy applications and applications received outside of the portal will not be considered for admission. Applying to other health sciences programs has no impact on an applicant’s qualifications for this program. Applications for previous years are not valid for current or future application years.

All applicants must be current PVCC students to begin their health sciences application. If you are not a current PVCC student, please click the “Apply Now” link at the top of this page and complete a VCCS/PVCC application.

Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort open at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 1, 2021 and will close at 5:00 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. Sign into the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal to begin your application.

Program Information

The PVCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS)- EMT career studies certificate prepares students to test for National Registry and/or Virginia Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to provide pre-hospital care as an EMT under structured guidelines in emergency situations. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as entry-level EMTs. Occupational Objective: Employment opportunities for Nationally Registry/Virginia certified EMT's include local emergency departments, rescue squads, ambulance companies and other public and private agencies providing pre-hospital care.