Emergency Medical Services
Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
The Career Studies Certificate designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Emergency Medical Services field. It will prepare students for an exciting position in emergency medical services as a volunteer or career member, while enhancing career hiring and advancement opportunities for existing career personnel. This program is designed to qualify students for securing a job in any of the multiple opportunities that exist within the emergency medical services field. Additionally, many emergency medical providers will need this degree to position themselves for advancement in the emergency medical service or related occupations. The program also provides knowledge in many areas of patient care that are critical in the development of community volunteer fire and rescue personnel. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. [MORE]
Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
The Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Emergency Medical Services field and personal development of volunteer or career emergency medical service personnel for positions as an emergency medical technician, paramedic, EMS officer, EMS instructor, rescue technician, emergency manager, or other related positions. Entry into the Emergency Medical Services program requires the general college admission process.
Program Description: This Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for professional development in the emergency medical services community. Students who enter the Emergency Medical Services program should interview with the EMS program advisor prior to or during their first semester to map their individual pathway for study in the Emergency Medical Services program. [MORE]
Associate In Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services
The major in Emergency Medical Services is designed to prepare selected individuals to be members of the emergency medical services team providing direct patient care in a variety of emergency medical service agency. Upon successful completion of the program the student will be able to perform the duties of an emergency service provider at the level of EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and/or EMT-Paramedic competences; be eligible to for the National Registry of EMT practical examinations; acknowledge the need for continued learning and self-development. Occupational objectives include staff positions in a variety fire and EMS agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. [MORE]
If not already enrolled at SVCC, submit an application for admission, along with high school transcripts or proof of GED and transcripts of any previous college work. If enrolled, but have not taken classes for two or more years, submit an application for readmission to the college and completion of the EMT-Intermediate / Paramedic program application.
1. Have a high school diploma or GED. Achieve scores on the SVCC placement exam that exceeds those for placement in developmental education courses, OR have successfully completed ENG 03, and BIO 100 - Paramedic.
2. The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has the authority to deny certifications to any applicant who has violated any of the provisions of 54-367.32 of the Code of Virginia. Any student entering the emergency medical services program who has committed any illegal offenses other than minor traffic violations should discuss these matters with the EMS Program advisor prior to admission for clarification.