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Emergency Medical Services – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I/99) who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment opportunities for Advanced EMTs are available with ambulance, fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information. To be eligible for placement in the program, students are required to have transcripts of previous high school and college courses sent to John Tyler Community College, submit the required health certificate, and have current CPR certification at the Health Care Provider level. Per Virginia OEMS Regulation students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the beginning of any ALS certification program and hold, at a minimum, a high school or general equivalency diploma.

Special Accreditation Status

The John Tyler Community College-Advanced Program is accredited by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services upon the recommendation of Division of Educational Development. 

Virginia Office of EMS
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences 1 SDV 100
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic 7 EMS 112 AND EMS 113
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical* 1 See Note 1.
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4 See Note 2.
EMS 152 Advanced Medical Care 2  
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1  
Total Credits 7  
Total Credits For Program 16  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. EMS 120 must be taken concurrently with EMS 111 or EMS 113.
  2. Students must pass cognitive and practical capstone assessments to obtain eligibility to test for EMT Certification. EMT Certification is required in order to enter begin ALS courses.

    Students must pass cognitive and practical capstone assessments to obtain eligibility to test for Advanced EMT Certification.

Additional Resource

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences: 804-706-5084 (Chester) or 804-594-1500 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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