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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


Code: 221-146-01 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
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 co-requisites. 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 Emergency Department observation, and 12 hours ambulance ride-along.
  • The EMS program offers 8 – 10 sections of EMT-Basic yearly, as a year-round course offering.
  • Approximately 25% of EMT-Basic students continue immediately in EMT-Intermediate classes.
  • Approximately another 25-35% continues into pre-requisite for Advanced Life Support programs or other NOVA classes after completing EMT-Basic.