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RCC is proud to offer the Paramedic I Career Studies Certificate which provides education and training in advanced life support within the Emergency Medical Services framework. Entering the program as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), during this first year you will learn to assess and care for patients with a variety of medical and trauma conditions as advanced life support providers, develop skills in campus labs, and practice them in clinical settings. Upon completion of the Paramedic I CSC, the student is eligible to advance to the Paramedic II curriculum and complete the requirements for National and Virginia Paramedic certification.
Upon review, students who enter the program as Advanced EMTs may receive partial credit in the first semester. Those who are not Advanced EMTs may have that opportunity to test at that level during the second semester providing curriculum requirements have been met.