REGISTRATION DATES: Through August 5, 2021

CLASS DATES: August 24, 2021 - December 4, 2021 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 10:00pm)


Total Hours of Instruction:  120

EMT Exam: Exam Fee is included

Materials:  Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. All other materials necessary for this program are included

Course Description: 

The CVCC Workforce Development Emergency Medical Services is designed to produce competent entry-level EMT’s who can service the community with basic life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in Virginia. Employment opportunities are available for Ambulance, Fire and Rescue services, Hospitals, Government Departments, Industrial, and Humanitarian relief organizations. Students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to achieve the State and National Registry EMT certification.



  1. Preparatory (Introduction, Well Being, Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues, Human Body, Vital Signs and Sample History, Lifting, and Moving Patients)
  2. Airway (Airway Management and Practical Skills)
  3. Patient Assessment to include CPR skills (Scene Size, Initial Assessment, Focused History and Physical Exam - Trauma and Medical Students, Detailed Physical Exam, On-Going Assessment, Communications, Documentation, and Practical Skills Lab)
  4. Medical/Behavioral Emergencies and Obstetrics/Gynecology (General Pharmacology, Respiratory Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, Toxicology, Diabetes/Altered Mental Status, Allergies, Poisoning/Overdose, Environmental Emergencies, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Practical Skills)
  5. Trauma (Bleeding and Shock, Soft Tissue Injuries, Musculoskeletal Care, Injuries to the Head and Spine, Chest, Abdomen and other Body Systems)
  6. Infants and Children (Management of Airway, Medical Emergencies, Traumatic Injuries and Practical Skills)
  7. Operations (Ambulance Operations, Aeromedical Services, Hazardous Materials, Incident Command Systems, Mass Casualty Incidents, NIMS, WMDs, Terrorism, Gaining Access, and Overviews)
  8. Clinical session in the Emergency Department and a field session with local EMS agencies.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Certifying Body:

National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT)

Accrediting Body:

Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services

Full Tuition: $1,800 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $600
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) & G3 – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $300
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.