The EMS Intermediate Career Studies Certificate is a 27 credit hour program designed to prepare individuals to function as entry Intermediate level EMS providers. This program is offered on the Dabney campus in Clifton Forge, VA.
This career studies certificate program is designed to produce competent entry-level Intermediates who can service the community with advanced life support care via the EMS infrastructure. Employment opportunities for Intermediate may be available with Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services, Hospitals, Government Departments, Sales and Humanitarian relief organizations.
The curriculum for this program complies with VCCS standards and has been approved by Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for certification to practice.
Students, while in the classroom, will study:
- EMT- Basic
- Intro to Advanced Life Support
- Basic ECG Recognition
- ALS- Medical
- ALS- Trauma
EMS Special Populations
Student, while in the Lab, will perform hands on skills to achieve skill competency. A large portion of lab will be scenario based practice through simulation. Students, while in the clinical and field internships, will gain experience through required time in the:
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Intensive Care Unit
- Labor and Delivery
- ALS Medic Unit