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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


Code: 221-146-03 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
One Year
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4  
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2  
EMS 155 ALS: Medical Care 4  
EMS 157 ALS: Trauma Care 3  
EMS 159 ALS: Special Populations 3  
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1  
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 2  
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1  
1EMS 213 ALS Skills Development 1  
2HLT 250 Pharmacology 3  
Total   24  
Total credits for the Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Career Studies Certificate=24

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 HLT 250 + EMS 213 are equivalent to EMS 209. Students cannot get credit for both this sequence as well as EMS 209.

Special Notes:

  • Since being a currently certified EMT - Basic is a mandatory prerequisite prior to enrollment in this program, those courses are not included.
  • Courses must be taken in this sequence, and courses in each semester (except for Pharmacology) must be taken as co-requisites.
  • The EMS program offers all courses in both Fall and Spring semesters, therefore program cohorts may start virtually year-round.
  • A few EMS courses are offered during the Summer term as well, but due to the compressed 12- week summer session, these courses do not constitute the “core” EMS curriculum, as a general rule.
  • Advanced standing credit is available, at no cost, for students who have earned their EMT-Basic certification.