EMS - Intermediate

Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate Certificate

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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. 

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences  - 4 Credit Hours
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic  -  Credit Hours
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Clinical  - 1 Credit Hours
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support  -  Credit Hours
EMS 153 Basic ECG Interpretation  - 2 Credit Hours
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care  -  Credit Hours
EMS 170 ALS Internship I  - 1 Credit Hours
EMS 155 Advanced Life Support Medical Care
EMS 159 Advanced Life Support - Special Populations  -  Credit Hours
EMS 172 Advanced Life Support Clinical Internship II
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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 application for the EMS Intermediate Career Studies Certificate program is now closed.

Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

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