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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


Code: 221-146-05 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   MEC
  Courses Credits Grade
One Year
EMS 201 EMS Professional Development 3  
EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology 4  
EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment 3  
EMS 211 Operations 2  
EMS 216 Paramedic Review 1  
EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III 1  
EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III 1  
EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV 2  
EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV 1  
Total   18  
Total credits for the Paramedic Career Studies Certificate=18

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

Special Notes:

  • 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.