Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate

Award: Career Studies

Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate is designed to produce competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians (EMS) Intermediates who can service the community with advanced life support care via the EMS infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in Virginia.

Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for EMT-I’s are available with Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services, Hospitals, Government Departments, Sales, and Humanitarian Relief organizations.

Admission Requirements: The student is required to have a GED or high school diploma and meet the general education requirements of the College. In addition, admission requires current credentialing as an EMT-Basic or Enhanced or Basic Life Support Provider Certification. Admission is on a selective basis. For additional information, contact the Workforce Services Office.

Program Outcomes: Students who complete this program will be able to:

  1. To understand the roles and responsibilities of an EMT-Intermediate within an EMS System, apply the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology to the assessment and management of emergency patients, and safety use and administer emergency medications.
  2. Be able to take a proper history and perform an advanced physical assessment on an emergency patient, and communicate the findings to others.
  3. Be able to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan in relationship to the common complaints and emergencies.
  4. Demonstrate patient assessment of both critical and non-critical trauma patients presenting with various types of injuries and chief complaints.

Program Requirements: To receive the Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate Career Studies
Certificate, you must complete 20 credits of the courses listed.

The program is structured within the following courses:

Course Sequence

Course   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credits
EMS 151 Introduction to ALS 3 2 4
EMS 153 Basic EKG Recognition 2 0 2
EMS 155 ALS Medical Care 3 2 4
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care 2 2 3
EMS 159 Special Populations 2 3 3
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 3 3 1
EMS 172 ALS Internship II 3 3 2
EMS 173 ALS Internship III 0 3 1
EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 1 1 1 1
Total Minimum Credits 19 19 21