Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: 1 Year


This program will allow students the opportunity to pursue certifications  in CPR, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefight I, Firefighter II, and HazMat Awareness.  These certifications are obtained through the Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). They are required for employment in the Fire and EMS services. 

The Fire & EMS Career Studies Certificate program alone is NOT eligible for financial aid.  Interested students should consult a counselor for further information. 



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 Fire & Emergency Medical Services 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 Technician - Advanced