NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to be certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to the B.S. in Health Sciences-Health Care Management at Old Dominion University TELETECHNET.

Prerequisites: Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and satisfactory scores on Math and English placement tests.

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Annandale Campus Health Technology Programs. (See page 99.)

Additional Admission Requirements and Information:

First-Year Curriculum Admission Requirements:

For admission to this curriculum, students must be certified as an EMT/B. In order to be certified as an EMT/B in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Section 6:00 of the Rules and Regulations Governing Emergency Medical Services), a student must:

1. Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.

2. Be at least 18 years of age or be affiliated with an EMS agency which will attest that the student is a person of mature judgment.

3. Have no physical defect which would render the student unfit to perform all duties required of an EMT as evidenced by satisfactory completion of a medical history form.

4. Have never been convicted of a felony involving a sexual crime.

Second-Year Curriculum Continuation Requirements:

1. Meet all first-year admission requirements.

2. Be certified as an EMT/B for at least one year as evidenced by an EMS agency verification form.

3. Be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of EMT 226.

4. Be affiliated with an EMS agency which provides or is capable of providing advanced life support as evidenced by an EMS agency verification form.

Special Program Completion Requirements:

1. Students who receive an I grade in any of the courses in the EMT sequence must resolve the I before continuing in the EMT sequence.

2. Students must receive a grade of C or higher in the appropriate EMT courses in order to sit for Virginia and/or National Registry certifying examinations.

3. All clinical requirements must be met prior to taking any Virginia and/or National Registry certifying examination. Students also must receive a grade of C or higher in their clinical courses (EMT 190, 225, 235, and 290) to be eligible to take the certifying examinations.

Re-Enrollment: Students who leave the EMT program before being certified must complete the following for reinstatement:

1. In order to meet Virginia Certification requirements, if more than two calendar years lapse between the time the student completes EMT 226 and returns to the EMT program, EMT 226 must be successfully recompleted before enrollment in EMT 231 and EMT 225.

2. In order to meet Virginia certification requirements, if Virginia Cardiac Care Technician certification lapses, the student must retake the entire CCT sequence: EMT 226, EMT 231, and EMT 225.

3. Resubmit current agency verification, health history, evidence of rubella immunity, and negative tuberculin screening.

4. In order to meet the requirements of the National Registry, if a student's paramedic registry lapses, the student must retake the appropriate courses.

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EMT180ALS Foundations4
   EMT183ALS Skills I1
   EMT186ALS Clinical Education I2
   ENG111College Composition I3
   NAS150Human Biology4
   RTH199Supervised Study1
___Social Science Elective3
   EMT121Basic Trauma Life Support 1
   EMT181ALS Trauma Care 3
   EMT184ALS Skills II 2
   EMT187ALS Clinical Education II 2
   EMT215Principles of Extrication 4
   ISTElective 1
   MDL199Supervised Study 1
   SPD126Interpersonal Communications 3
   STDElective 1

Total Credits/Semester1818

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EMT146Medical Aspects of Hazardous Materials3
   EMT182ALS Medical Care4
   EMT185ALS Skills III2
   EMT188ALS Clinical Education III3
   EMT216Prehospital Physiological Assessment3
   EMT251Advanced Cardiac Life Support
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness2
   EMT123Pediatric Basic Trauma Life Support 1
   EMT223Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
   EMT280ALS Speciality Care 2
   EMT281ALS Skills IV 2
   EMT282ALS Clinical Education IV 3
   EMT283ALS Field Internship 6
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1818

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology = 72.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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