Length: Two semesters
Purpose: The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates (EMT I/99) who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment opportunities for EMT-Intermediates are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations.
Program Goals: At the completion of the program the graduate will be able to demonstrate:
• The ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his role as an entry- level EMT-Intermediate;
• Technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level EMT-Intermediate; and
• Personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level EMT-Intermediate.
Admission Requirements: Prior to the starting program courses, the applicant must:
1. Meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Virginia Office of EMS; and
2. Meet the college’s general admission requirements.
Accreditation: This program is accredited nationally by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
To be eligible for selection to the program, interested persons should complete the following process by May 10:
1. Submit a college admission application.
2. Submit an application to the program (separate document) with required attachments.
3. Take the COMPASS or ASSET placement test (or submit SAT or ACT scores).
4. Have transcripts of previous college courses sent to the college.
At this time the first round of students will be selected. Selection will be based on previous college coursework, interview, entrance exam and college placement reading scores. A score of 61 on the COMPASS or comparable score on the ASSET, SAT, or ACT is required for first round selection. Should openings still be available, persons who apply or meet requirements after May 10, or score lower than cut score on the reading exam will be considered.
An EMS provider is faced with many physical and psychological challenges. Please refer to the Office of Emergency Medical Services web site for a more detailed functional job description.
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oems/training/tpam/forms/training%20Programs%20Summary.pdf (pages 14-16)
Students must make a “C” or better in all program core courses. Any student receiving a grade less than “C” will be placed on programmatic academic probation. That course shall be remediated once, with a written contract drafted containing the requirements of the remediation. Remediated courses must be completed with a final grade of “C” or better. Dismissal from the program shall 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. The student is responsible for transportation to these facilities, as well as to any scheduled field trips. Program preceptors will observe and evaluate the student’s suitability for the profession. If the student does not exhibit those documented behaviors required of the EMS professional, the student might be asked to withdraw from the program.
Applicants accepted to the program are required to submit a health certificate signed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant or RNP and should include documentation of measles, mumps, Rubella (MMR) and chicken pox exposure or inoculations; documentation of Hepatitis B inoculation; Tuberculosis testing; and overall general health of the applicant. A criminal background check and drug screening is also done to confirm compliance with state regulations.
See http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oems/training/tpam/forms/training%20Programs%20Summary.pdf (pages 7-8)
The purchase of items such as uniforms, liability insurance and other
accessories is the financial responsibility of the individual student. Students
who elect to take support courses recommended by the Program Director prior to
formal acceptance into the program will find this activity to be advantageous in
subsequent course scheduling.
Bill Akers Jr., MS, NREMTP, Program Director, 276.964.7729 email@example.com
|First Semester (Summer)|
|EMS 111||Emergency Medical Technician-Basic||5||4||7|
|EMS 120||EMT-Basic Clinical||0||2||1|
|Second Semester (Fall)|
|EMS 151||Intro to Advanced Life Support||3||2||4|
|EMS 153||Basic ECG Recognition||2||0||2|
|EMS 157||ALS – Trauma Care||2||2||3|
|EMS 170||ALS Internship I||0||3||1|
|Third Semester (Spring)|
|EMS 155||ALS – Medical Care||3||2||4|
|EMS 159||EMS Special Populations||2||2||3|
|EMS 172||ALS Clinical Internship II||0||3||1|
|EMS 173||ALS Field Internship I||0||3||1|
Total Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate 27
|Career Studies Certificate: EMT Intermediate||Program code: 221-146-03|
|CIP Code||51.0904 Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)|
|SOC Code /O*NET Link
||29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics/ http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2041.00|
|Number of Students Completing Program*||4|
|Number of Students Completing Program within Normal Time*||0|
|In-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 3,402|
|Out-of-State Total Tuition & Fees**||$ 8,589|
|30 Mile Radius **||$ 3,821|
|Contract **||$ 5,441|
|Books, Supplies, Other Costs***||$357|
|Number of Students Completing Program with any Student Loan Debt*||0|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Private Loan Debt||$0|
|Median Institutional Loan Debt||$0|
|Job Placement Rate for Program Completers****||75%|
* Number of students completing program between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
** Total tuition and fees are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
*** Total books, supplies and other costs are based on the 2012-13 academic year and are subject to change
**** All students who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 are included in this calculation. This job placement rate looks only at jobs that were in the field of study. Positions that recent completers were hired for include: Emergency Medical Technology Intermediate. This rate is based on program completers who were employed within 180 days of completion. Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) data were used to identify employed students. VEC data does not include federal employment, military employment or employers from other states.