All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.
- Courses must be taken in the semester sequence, and must be taken together as co-requisites within a given semester.
- The EMS program offers all courses in both Fall and Spring semesters, therefore program cohorts may start virtually year-round.
- A small contingent of EMS courses are also offered during the Summer term, 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 and Intermediate certifications.