Catalog: PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Emergency Medical Services - Advanced EMT (CSC)

Career Studies Certificate
Code 221-146-08

Purpose: The PVCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-Advanced career studies certificate prepares current National Registry or Virginia Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to provide advanced pre-hospital care as an Advanced EMT under structured guidelines in emergency situations. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as entry-level Advanced EMTs (AEMT).

Occupational Objective: Employment opportunities for Nationally Registry/Virginia certified AEMT’s include local emergency departments, rescue squads, ambulance companies and other public and private agencies providing pre-hospital care.

Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the college, there are specific admissions requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in the Advanced EMT Information Booklet and Program Requirements, in the Admissions and Advising Center, and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.

Required Courses

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGrade
HLT 141 - Introduction to Medical Terminology Credits: 2
EMS 100 - CPR for Healthcare Providers Credits: 1
EMS 111 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Credits: 7
EMS 120 - Emergency Medical Technician-Clinical Credits: 1
EMS 150 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Credits: 7
EMS 170 - ALS Internship I Credits: 1
BIO 145 - Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology Credits: 4

Total minimum credits: 23