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PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for a job as Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT). This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia to become a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). As students complete their first semester courses, they also become eligible for testing at the EMT level.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Perform a comprehensive advanced assessment, physical exam, and appropriate management of a medical patient.
- Demonstrate competency in the affective domain in both complex simulations and through internship experiences.
- Show an ability to practice personal safety and crew resource management to prevent injury to patients, practitioners, and bystanders.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students should consult 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. EMT Certification is required in order to begin ALS courses.
SPECIAL ACCREDITATION STATUS: The John Tyler Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088