Emergency Medical Services- Intermediate
Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate
Career Studies Certificate
The EMS Intermediate Career Studies Certificate is a 27 credit hour program designed to prepare individuals to function as entry Intermediate level EMS providers. This program is offered on the Dabney campus in Clifton Forge, VA.
This career studies certificate program is designed to produce competent entry-level Intermediates who can service the community with advanced life support care via the EMS infrastructure. Employment opportunities for Intermediate may be available with Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services, Hospitals, Government Departments, Sales and Humanitarian relief organizations.
The curriculum for this program complies with VCCS standards and has been approved by Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for certification to practice.
Students must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED. Students must carry a current Virginia EMT-Basic/EMT-Enhanced (AEMT) certification and a current Health Care Provider CPR. Students may not have been convicted of any disqualifying crime as mandated by the Virginia Office of EMS. This program requires extensive walking, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs, and lifting. Lifting and carrying requirements: at least 125 pounds (56.8 kg); motor coordination is necessary. Further, extensive use of sight, hearing, and speech is required. Clinical and field experiences in health care facilities and with professional EMS crews are provided and field trips are used to supplement learning in selected areas. There may be weekend obligations for some clinical requirements. The student will be expected to purchase uniforms and provide transportation to clinical and facilities and field trips at personal expense. Students admitted to the program must complete a health record form and obtain up-to-date immunization and tuberculin screening skin test. The Hepatitis B vaccine is highly recommended. The students are also required to have a background check and a drug screen. Students will be required to sign a liability waiver form prior to beginning the program.