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    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician, CSC

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This is a G3 eligible program.  Click here to learn more.

PURPOSE: This curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge base and skills require to prepare the student to function as an “entry-level” Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Successful performance in this program qualifies the student to take the National Registry’s EMT exam.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT: Purchase of a clinical scheduling and skills tracking account through ($80) is required.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: To operate as an “entry-level” EMT.


  1. Attend a mandatory EMS orientation session with instructor;
  2. Be a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning date of the EMT course. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must provide your instructor with a completed parental permission form with the signature of a parent or guardian verifying approval for enrollment in the course;
  3. Have no physical or mental impairment that would render you unable to perform all practical skills required at the EMT level;
  4. Not have been convicted of or found guilty of any crime, offense or regulatory violation or participated in any other prohibited conduct identified in state EMS regulation 12VAC5-31-910;
  5. To complete the Clinical and Field internship portions of the program, submit results of a physical exam completed within the last 12 months as proof of immunizations or resistance to measles, mumps, rubella, Tdap, polio, Hepatitis B vaccination and TB skin test within the last 12 months. If PPD is positive, submit results of chest x-ray showing negative for active TB;
  6. Laurel Ridge Community College Placement tests and completion of any developmental work that may be identified by the placement test. Must show competency in MDE 10  or eligibility for MTH 154  and eligible for ENG 111  to satisfy requirements without taking remediation;
  7. Residents from outside the Community Service Area are admitted only after all applicants who reside in the College service area have been considered;
  8. Completion of criminal background search, fingerprinting and drug screen as required and to the satisfaction of affiliating clinical agencies.

ACCREDITATION: The EMS program at Laurel Ridge Community College is fully accredited by the Virginia Office of EMS and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Certificate Curriculum

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Program Total: 16 Credits

  1. Applicants with current EMT certification will be awarded credit for EMS 100 , EMS 111  and EMS 120 .
  2.  HLT 105  is an approved substitute.
  3. Completion of EMS 112  & EMS 113  may be substituted for EMS 111 .
  4. PSY 200  and PSY 235  are approved substitutes for PSY 230 .


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