2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    May 31, 2023  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician Career Studies Certificate

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Career Studies Certificate

This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid.

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to academically prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.

Program Objectives: Graduates who successfully complete the NREMT certification exam will become a state certified EMT and will be Nationally Registered as an EMT. Employment opportunities include EMT positions at ambulance services, hospitals, government emergency medical services or fire agencies such as public safety departments.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Program Notes: This program is not currently accredited. The accreditation approval process is voluntary for all Basic Life Support (BLS) education programs who wish to participate and conduct a competency-based BLS training program for personnel gaining certification as a BLS provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians even though the program is not accredited.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 9

1 HLT 105 , HLT 106 , or the American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider CPR certification (which includes infant, child, adult & AED) can be used to satisfy this requirement.

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