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Code: 221-146-03 Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Career Studies Certificate   Offered through MEC
  Courses Credits
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
1HLT 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 Students may substitute EMS 209 for HLT 250.

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 corequisites.
    • 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
    • Credit for prior learning is available, at no cost, for students who have earned their EMT–Basic certification.