Programs of Study
Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician
Career Studies Certificate
PURPOSE: This program prepares students to become Emergency Medical Technicians at the entry level.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Certified Emergency Medical Technician
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: In addition to the general college curricular admission requirements, students must have a current CPR card for either the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or the American Red Cross Professional Rescuer. Students without a current CPR card are encouraged to complete HLT 105 (CPR). For students who cannot obtain a CPR card prior to registering for their first EMS course, a CPR class will be offered prior to the first day of class for EMS 111 or EMS 112. Students desiring to further their emergency medical training and capabilities should consider the Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate Career Studies Certificate or Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree after completing this career studies certificate.
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the EMS program requires the items listed below. These costs listed are subject to change.
To determine current tuition and fees, visit www.reynolds.edu/pay_for_college/tuition.aspx or call the School of Nursing and Allied Health office at (804) 523-5375. The instructor will inform students of the textbooks and other required learning materials needed in the syllabus for each course.
CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM: To continue in the program, students must achieve a course grade of at least "B" (80) in each EMS course.
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the EMS – Emergency Medical Technician CSC, EMS – Intermediate CSC, EMS – Paramedic CSC, and EMS – Paramedic AAS degree. Students entering these programs must have the ability to:
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/ge_info_221-146-01.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.
1 EMS 111 is a one semester certification course. EMS 112 and 113 are taken over two semesters. EMS 111 is equivalent to taking both EMS 112 and EMS 113.
2 EMS 112 is a prerequisite for EMS 113.
3 EMS 120 must be taken concurrently with EMS 111 and EMS 113.
4 BIO 141 is a prerequisite for BIO 142.