Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide skills and knowledge to prepare the student to take the certification test to become a National Registry and Virginia Office of Emergency Services Emergency Medical Technician.
Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of this curriculum and certification by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of EMTs, individuals will be eligible for employment in a variety of health care settings.
Admission Requirements: Students may request or be required to enroll in a prerequisite or corequisite English course. Admission requirements include high school graduation or GED. A prospective student with a felony/misdemeanor conviction needs to see the HCT course instructor/program advisor. Certain convictions will prevent an individual from being certified as an EMT in Virginia and other states. The program requires additional expenditures for the student’s health assessment, immunizations, urine drug screen, criminal background check, student liability, uniforms, supplies, and equipment, which are required for clinical assignments in EMS 120. All of the following requirements must be met prior to the first day of class criminal background check, urinalysis/drug screen, evidence of immunizations, health screen, and all applicable credentials to include vaccination status. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with this report.