Career Studies Certificate
Purpose: The PVCC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) career studies certificate program prepares current NREMT-I and Registered Nurse students to provide advanced pre-hospital care as a paramedic under structured guidelines in emergency situations. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as entry-level paramedics.
Occupational Objective: Employment opportunities for National Registry/Virginia-licensed paramedics include hospital emergency rooms, 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 admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in the Intermediate to Paramedic Bridge Informational Booklet and Admission Requirements, and in the RN to Paramedic Bridge Informational Booklet and Admission Requirements or in the Admissions and Advising Center and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.