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.