Emergency Medical Technician

Students who care about making their community a safer place to live, enjoy excitement and a good challenge, are highly organized, and can “think on their feet”, should explore exciting training and career opportunities in Emergency Medical Services!

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a one (1) year dual credit program that prepares students for the certification exam administered by the Virginia Department of Health and employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and/or for entry into post-secondary Paramedic or Public Safety programs.

Students become skilled in identifying and dealing with emergencies such as bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest. Instruction emphasizes proper care and use of common emergency and safe methods for lifting, moving, and transporting injured persons. Supervised on-the-job training, patient care experiences, and a clinical rotation in a local hospital are components of the instructional program. Additionally, students will receive nine (9) dual credit hours towards college if seeking EMT Career Studies Certificate.

Students will have the opportunity to take the Emergency Medical Exam, qualifying them for an industry credential, pending a successful outcome on the exam 

Emergency Medical Technician; Paramedic; Home Health Aide; Medical Assistants; Nursing Aides; Registered Nurse1

Typical Salary in Virginia: $22,760- $58,640 depending on education level and specialization2
National Estimated Average: $34,320

Employment Outlook: Employment of EMTs and paramedics are expected to grow by 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.3

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