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.  


Career Pathway

Program Dean

Health and Life Sciences Division

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Career Studies Certificate

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Program Information

The 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.

Admission 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.

CSC, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Admissions Information Book, Spring 2024 Cycle

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.

The following information sessions are scheduled for the Spring semester:

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 6-8pm in Keats Science Building Room K106 and via Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 6-8pm in Keats Science Building Room K106 and via Zoom
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 6-8pm in Keats Science Building Room K106 and via Zoom

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 2024 cohort are no longer being accepted. This page will be updated when next year's application has been scheduled to open.

Sign into the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal to begin your application. 

Potential Careers

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)