Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate**

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


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

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements 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.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 7  
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical 1  
Total Credits 8  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4  
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2  
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care 3  
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1  
EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 1  
Total Credits 11  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
EMS 155 ALS Medical Care 4  
EMS 159 ALS Special Populations 3  
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 1  
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1  
EMS 215 Registry Review 1  
Total Credits 10  
Total Credits For Program 29  

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Health Sciences: 804-768-6611 (Chester).

2013-2014 College Catalog

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