May 07, 2021  
2021-22 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-22 Academic Catalog

Emergency Medical Services, AAS


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The associate of applied sciences degree program with a major in Emergency Medical Services is designed to develop the knowledge base and skill required to prepare the student to function as an “entry-level” Paramedic. Successful performance in this program qualifies the student to take the Paramedic exam.

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

ACCREDITATION: The EMS program at LFCC is fully accredited by the Virginia Office of EMS.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Attend a mandatory EMS orientation session prior to start of fall semester
  2. Be at least 18 at start of program
  3. Meet the requirements listed in the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Service document “Prerequisites for EMS training Programs, Criminal History and Standards of Conduct”
  4. High school graduate or GED
  5. Satisfy admission requirements for LFCC
  6. Current Virginia or National Registry EMT certification or higher (must remain current for duration of program)
  7. Current Healthcare Provider CPR Certification or other CPR card accepted by the Commonwealth of VA Office of EMS (must remain current for duration of program)
  8. No physical limitations rendering the student unfit to perform all required duties
  9. Satisfy the job requirement duties for EMT as set out in the Mid-Atlantic EMS Council Job Description for EMT
  10. 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
  11. LFCC placement tests and completion of any developmental work that may be identified by the placement test. Must show competency in MTE 1 -MTE 3  and ENG 111  to satisfy requirements without taking remediation.

Program Curriculum


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Semester Total: 12 Credits


Program Total: 66 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  and EMS 113  may be substituted for EMS 111 .
4 Taking both BIO 141  and BIO 142  are an approved substitute for BIO 145 .
5 PSY 200 , PSY 205, PSY 235  and PSY 236 are approved substitutes for PSY 230 .
6 Elective must be a course in one of the general education categories - communication, natural science/math, social behavioral or humanities/fine arts.

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