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Emergency Medical Services – EMT-Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

(Pending Approval)

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Purpose: The purpose of this curriculum is to produce competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics (EMT-P) 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 Paramedics are available with ambulance; fire and rescue services; hospitals; local, state and federal government agencies; and humanitarian relief organizations.

Program Goals: At the completion of the program the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate the clinical information relative to his role as an entry- level paramedic;
  • technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry-level paramedic; and
  • personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level paramedic.


Degree RequirementsCredits

First Year

EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic7

EMS 120 EMT-Basic Clinical1

ScienceNAS 161 or BIO 1414

SDV 100 OR 101 College Success Skills 1

EMS 151 Intro to Advanced Life Support4

EMS 170ALS Internship I1

EMS 153BASIC ECG Recognition 2

EMS 157ALS - Trauma Care3

ENG 111English Composition3

EMS 155ALS - Medical Care4

EMS 159ALS - Special Populations2

EMS 172ALS Clinical Internship II2

EMS 173ALS Field Internship I1

ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts3

SS1Social Science Elective 1 (ECO, PLS, PSY, SOC, or HIS)3

Total Minimum Credits/Semester41

Second Year

EMS 205 Advanced Pathophysiology3

EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment3

EMS 242ALS Clinical Internship III1

EMS 243ALS Field Internship II 1

EMS 201EMS Professional Development2

EMS/FST/HLTEMS, Fire Science, or HLT Elective3

EMS 209Advanced Pharmacology 4

SS2Social Science Elective 2 2 (ECO, PLS, PSY, SOC, or HIS)3

EMS 211Operations2

EMS 244ALS-Clinical Internships IV2

EMS 245ALS Field Internship II1

HUMHumanities Elective (ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, any REL or HUM 100) 3

Total Minimum Credits/Semester28

Germanna Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to award post-secondary degrees at the Career Studies Certificate, Certificate, Associate of Applied Sciences, Associate of Science, Arts, and Arts and Sciences. Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services (REMS) our partner in offering this degree is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Germanna Community College does not extend to or include Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services (REMS) or its students.

Further, although Germanna Community College agrees to accept certain course work from REMS to be applied toward an award from Germanna Community College, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Germanna Community College. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.

Please note all EMS classes will be taught at the Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services facility located at 435 Hunter St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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