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EMS Advanced EMT Career Studies Certificate

Program Requirements

Physical Requirements
An EMS provider is faced with many physical and psychological challenges. Please refer to the Office of Emergency Medical Services website (http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/OEMS/training/index.htm) for a more detailed functional job description.

Academic Requirements
Students must make a “C” or better in all program courses. Any student receiving a grade less than “C” will be placed on academic probation for the program. The course may be repeated once, with a written contract drafted containing the requirements of the remediation. Repeated courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better. Dismissal from the program will result if the student does not meet the requirements of the contract.

Clinical and Behavioral Requirements
Selected and supervised student experience is required by the program and will be accomplished at selected, regional health care facilities. Students are responsible for transportation to these facilities, as well as to any scheduled field trips. Program preceptors will observe and evaluate student suitability for the profession. If students do not exhibit the documented behaviors required of the EMS professional, they might be asked to withdraw from the program.

Other Requirements
Applicants accepted to the program are required to submit a health certificate signed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant or registered nurse practitioner. It should include documentation of general health as well as immunization and exposure to infectious and communicable diseases required by the clinical facilities and the Center for Disease Control to include but may not be limited to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), chicken pox, (Varicella) Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and the current influenza vaccination.

The purchase of items such as uniforms, liability insurance, the online student portfolio tracking and testing program, and other accessories is the financial responsibility of the individual student. Drug testing and a criminal background check are also the responsibility of the student through Certified Background Check (CBC). All required documentation and certifications will be submitted to CBC as well. Students who elect to take support courses recommended by the Program Director prior to formal acceptance into the program will find subsequent course scheduling to be expedited.

EMS-Advanced EMT First Semester (Fall) Curriculum

Course #

Course Title

Lecture

Lab

Credits

EMS 111

Emergency Medical Technician

5

4

7

EMS 120

Emergency Medical Technician — Basic Clinical

0

2

1

NAS 150

Human Biology

4

0

4

 

Total

9

6

12

EMS-Advanced EMT Second Semester (Spring) Curriculum

Course #

Course Title

Lecture

Lab

Credits

EMS 151

Intro to Advanced Life Support

3

2

4

EMS 152

Advanced Medical Care

1

2

2

EMS 170

ALS Internship I

0

3

1

 

Total

4

7

7

 

Total Minimum Credits: 19

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on July 10, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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