To prepare students to be knowledgeable,
competent pre-hospital care practitioners and fill positions at the level
of Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
General college curricular admission
In addition to the general college requirements, the student must have current
Virginia or National Registry EMT-B and a valid CPR for Healthcare Providers
card. Applicants to the program must have completed one unit of high
school biology and one unit of high school chemistry with a minimum grade
of "C" or obtain the permission of the EMS program head for a waiver to
that requirement to meet the US DOT Paramedic N.S.C. A&P requirement.
In compliance with Virginia State Board
of Health, Virginia EMS regulations (12 VAC 5-31-1200 and 12 VAC 5-31-1460),
students wishing to register for any of the courses with an EMS prefix in
this program must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their enrollment.
Students younger than 18 are encouraged to enroll in any of the non-EMS
prefix courses until they reach their 18th birthday and are legally eligible
for enrollment in EMS courses.
To determine current tuition and fees
click here, or call the School of Nursing and Allied Health office at
(804) 523-5375. Additional fees for the Paramedic program include certification
for CPR, ACLS, BTLS, and PALS. National Registry Advanced Life Support
certification exams cost approximately $150-$200, including practical testing
and National Registry of EMT's application fees. The instructor will
inform students of the textbooks and other required learning materials needed
in the syllabus for each course.