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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies of the Emergency Medical Technician/Basic (EMT/B) as well as the Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic (EMT/P). EMT/B education is accomplished in the first year of the curriculum. EMT/P education is accomplished in the second year. Only students who have been certified as EMT/B for at least one year may enroll in the second year. Upon successful completion of the two-year curriculum, students will be eligible to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

Students must comply with all General Requirements for Annandale Campus Health Technology Programs.

Additional Admission Requirements and Information:

First-Year Curriculum Admission Requirements:

For program placement, 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 EMS Rules and Regulations), 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 re-completed 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 Joint Review Committee on Education Programs for EMT/Paramedic.
First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EMT106Basic Emerg. Med. Tech.6
   EMT190Coordinated Practice1
   ENG111College Composition I3
   NAS 150 Human Biology4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or
   SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication3
   EMT146Med. Aspects of Hazardous Materials 3
   EMT215Principles of Extrication 4
   EMTElectives 4
   HLT141Intro to Medical Terminology 2
   HLT250General Pharmacology 3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1

Total Credits/Semester1818

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EMT216Pre-Hospital Phys. Assessment3
   EMT225Clin. Exper./Cardiac Care Tech.3
   EMT226Dysrhythmia Recognition/Mgmt.3
   EMT231Paramedic Procedures I5
___Social Science Elective3
   EMT232Paramedic Procedures II 6
   EMT235Clin. Exper./Paramedic 4
___Social Science Elective 3
   EMT290Coordinated Practice 3
   EMT298Seminar and Project 1
   IST Elective 1

Total Credits/Semester1718

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology = 71.

1 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, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Social science courses may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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