Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system under medical oversight and perform interventions with basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.

Career Info


Graduating students are eligible to take the National Registry for EMT’s (NREMT) exam required by the state of Virginia. This course meets the State of Virginia and NREMT requirements for EMT training.

About the Program

The program consists of classroom, skills lab, and clinical training. Learn to provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system.

Admission Requirements

  • Access to computer and Internet
  • Meeting with Program Director
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED.

Required Documentation for Clinical Experience

Documentation is required by clinical facilities. You must complete all documentation and submit to your instructor as instructed by the Program Director. Failure to provide documentation may be cause dismissed from the course with no refund. Each student is responsible for obtaining documentation and paying any associated costs:

  • Clear drug screening
  • Clear criminal background check
  • Current immunizations, including flu shot (and other tests as required by the clinical site)
  • Professional liability insurance


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