Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

AWARD: Associates
LENGTH: 2 Years

PURPOSE:

This program is designed for the student who desires to become a competent entry-level paramedic who can service the community with advanced life support care via the EMS infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in Virginia. Employment for paramedics is available with ambulance, fire and rescue services, hospitals, government departments, sales and humanitarian relief organizations.

Accreditation:

The Central Virginia Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

Year

Pass Rate for Cognitive Exam

Pass Rate for Psychomotor Exam

Paramedic Program Student Retention Rate

Positive Job Placement

2016

95%

95%

74%

100%

2017

93%

100%

74%

100%

2018

94%

100%

82%

100%

Overall

94%

98%

77%

100%

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

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.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.

COURSES:

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)

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic AAS