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College Catalog: Health Sciences: Advanced EMT

Program: Advanced EMT
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-146-08
Length: 16 credit hours, 2 semesters
Lead Faculty: Paul Ruppert

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Purpose: To prepare students for certification beyond basic EMT.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College. Placement testing is not required.  Additionally, applicants must have completed the Emergency Medical Service EMT- Basic Career Studies Certificate or hold a current Commonwealth of Virginia EMT-Basic Certification and have the permission of the program lead family.

Advanced EMT (221-146-08)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
First Semester
EMT 109 CPR for Healthcare Provide1 1
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician2 7
EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical 1
  Total Semester Credits 9
Second Semester
EMS 151 Intro to Advanced Life Support 4
EMS 152 Advanced EMT Completion 2
EMS 170 ALS Internship 1
  Total Semester Credits 7
  Total Credits 16

1 HLT 11 (2 credits) can substitute for EMT 109 (1 credit)
2 Completion of both EMS 112 (4 credits) and EMS 113 (3 credits) can be substituted for EMS 111 (7 credits)