Emergency Medical Technician I
18 weeks, 1.5 credits, Course No. 8333
Come explore a career in Emergency Medical Services. Becoming an EMT can be very rewarding and provide a job during college. In this course you will learn and apply the fundamentals of EMS, anatomy, physiology, personal safety, communication, documentation, legal and medical issues, pathophysiology, pharmacology and medical terminology. This includes assessing the scene and understanding shock, resuscitation and trauma. Successful completion of this course and instructor endorsement qualifies students to enroll in EMT II to complete the program sequence. Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course, per 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the Virginia State Psychomotor Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive exam. Students must meet the requirements of the Functional Position Description for the Basic Life Support Provider (refer to EMS.TR.14B and 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia).
NOTE: Students must be at least 16 years old prior to the first day of EMT instruction. All students must have a negative drug screening prior to enrollment and ride-alongs. This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency.
Emergency Medical Technician II
18 weeks, 1.5 credits, Course No. 8334
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of EMT 1
In this course you will learn and apply the fundamentals of EMS, anatomy, physiology, medical and respiratory illnesses, Obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, geriatrics, special populations, how to drive an ambulance, environmental emergencies and mass casualty. Successful completion of this course and final exam with instructor endorsement qualifies students to test for EMT with the National Registry and State of Virginia.