Emergency Medical Services Technology
Get the training you need to become an entry-level paramedic. The Emergency Medical Services Technology, Associate of Applied Science Degree program can get you ready for required licensure testing and certification.
Your path to a rewarding paramedic career can begin at Southwest!
A QUALITY EDUCATION
The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry- level paramedics who can provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification. This credential leads to paramedic licensure or certification in Virginia and most other states. Employment opportunities for paramedics are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies. Bridge programs are available to RNs, Advanced EMTs, and EMT-Intermediates seeking a paramedic credential.
PROGRAM GOALS & DETAILS
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 paramedic.
- Technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level paramedic.
- Personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level paramedic.
In addition to the college application, a separate program application with supporting documentation is required.
A HIGH STANDARD
This program is accredited nationally by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater FL, 33763, phone 727-210- 2350.
Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.
Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.