EMS Paramedic - Fire Science Specialization - AAS

EMS Paramedic - Fire Science Specialization - AAS

AWARD: Associates
LENGTH: 2 Years


This program is offered in collaboration with the Lynchburg Fire Department. Students complete EMS, FST and general education courses at CVCC and one semester at the Lynchburg Fire Department Recruit School. Students are prepared to enter employment or volunteer opportunities with fire and EMS agencies. 


Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.


  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.
  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  •     the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  •     suggested course when more than one option exists
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

EMS Paramedic - Fire Science Specialization AAS