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College Catalog 2014-2015

NOVA ADVISING SHEET

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC
Code: 221-146-01 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Career Studies Certificate   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
One Year
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic 7
EMS 120 Emergency Medical Technician: Basic Clinical 1
NAS 150 Human Biology 4
Total 12
Total credits for the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Career Studies Certificate=12

Special Notes:

• EMS 111 and EMS 120 are mandatory corequisites. EMS 120 is generally held the 2nd 8 weeks of the 16-week term in which EMS 111 is held.

• EMS 120 consists of 12 hours of emergency department observation, and 12 hours of ambulance ride-along.

• The EMS program offers 8–10 sections of EMT–Basic yearly, as a year-round course offering.

• Approximately 25 percent of EMT–Basic students continue immediately in EMT–Intermediate classes.

• Approximately another 25–35 percent continue into prerequisites for Advanced Life Support programs or other NOVA classes after completing EMT–Basic.

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