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College Catalog: Health Sciences: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-146-01
Length: 9 credit hours
Lead Faculty: Paul Ruppert

Purpose: This entry-level program prepares students for certification at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level and Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (VA OEMS) EMT level. Students may begin this program without any prerequisite medical knowledge.

Occupational Objectives: This program prepares students for entry into the field of Emergency Medical Services. Completion of this program prepares students for many positions, including EMT, Emergency Department Technician, and Patient Care Technician.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College. Placement testing is not required. Students must apply for this program online at pdc.edu/EMS.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) CSC
Required Courses and Credits
EMS 100 CPR for Healthcare Providers1 1
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician2 7
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician – Clinical 1
Total Required Credits 9

1 HLT 105 is an approved substitute for EMS 100
2 Completion of both EMS 112 (4 credits) and EMS 113 (3 credits) can be substituted for EMS 111 (7 credits)