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Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate CSC

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Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

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The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediates who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employment opportunities for EMT-Intermediates are available with ambulance, fire and rescue services; hospitals; local and state government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. To be eligible to begin taking EMS courses, students are required to have transcripts of previous high school and college courses sent to John Tyler Community College, and apply for admission to the program. Per Virginia OEMS Regulation students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the beginning of any ALS certification program and hold, at a minimum, a high school or general equivalency diploma.

Special Accreditation Status

The John Tyler Community College-Intermediate Program is accredited by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services upon the recommendation of the Division of Educational Development.

Virginia Office of EMS
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Co-requisite courses Approved Course Substitutions
EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic 7 See Placement Requirements; EMS 100 or CPR Certification EMS 120 EMS 112 and EMS 113
EMS 120 Emergency medical Technician – Basic Clinical * 1 See Placement Requirements; EMS 112 or Co-Requisites EMS 111 or EMS 113 See Note 1
Eligible to Test for EMT Certification (REQUIRED before taking EMS 151 and higher, and must be maintained throughout the program – See Note 2)
SDV 101 Orientation to Health Sciences 1     SDV 100
EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support 4   EMS 170 See Note 3
EMS 152 Advanced medical Care 2 Current EMT Certification; EMS 151 EMS 151 See Note 4
EMS 170 ALS Internship I 1      
Eligible to Test for Advanced EMT Certification –See Note 2
EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition 2 EMS 111 and EMS 120 EMS 151 and EMS 170  
EMS 154 ALS Cardiac Care 2 EMS 153   See Note 4
EMS 157 ALS Trauma Care 3 EMT-B Certification and EMS 151    
EMS 159 ALS Special Populations 3 EMS 151 and EMS 153, EMS 154    
EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II 1 EMT-B Certification EMS 170  
EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II 1 EMT-B Certification, EMS 170 and EMS 172    
Eligible to Test for Intermediate Certification – See Note 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 28  


  1. EMS 120 must be taken concurrently with EMS 111 or EMS 113.
  2. Students must pass cognitive and practical capstone assessments to obtain eligibility to test for all certification levels.
  3. EMT Certification is required in order to begin ALS courses. Students must earn a "C" or better in EMS coursework for eligibility to test for State and/or National Certification.
  4. Students who have completed EMS 155 will receive credit for EMS 152 and 154

Additional Resources

2017-2018 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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