Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This program is designed for the student who desires to become an Emergency Medical Technician. An internship will be required at a local hospital or rescue squad. This program is being offered in coordination with Blue Ridge Emergency Medical Services and is accredited by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Courses in this program fulfill requirements for the Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic degree.  The Emergency Medical Technician 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 Emergency Medical Technician CSC 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 certification is available through this program or our FastForward Career Programs.