Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

AWARD: Associates
LENGTH: 2 Years


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.


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.


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)

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic AAS