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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science
Virginia Highlands Community College

This program provides training for entry level EMT paramedics.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services
66
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology - Paramedic
66
Emergency Medical Services Technology - Paramedic
66
EMS Requirement
49
EMS Requirement
49
Earn 49 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
English Requirement
3
English Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Orientation to College Studies
1
Orientation to College Studies
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Science Requirement for EMS
4
SCIENCE EMS
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Humanities Requirement
3
Humanities Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Psychology Requirement PSY-230
3
Psychology Requirement PSY-230
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
***General Education Elective - Choose one course
3
General Education Elective
3
Earn 3 credits: Complete the following
Earn 3 credits: Use the following rules
Complete the following
Use the following rules
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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This requires a minimum GPA of 2
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Complete the following
Use the following rules
Complete courses from the following Subject list:
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Complete courses from the following Course list:
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Complete the following
Use the following rules
Course(s) of level 200
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Course(s) of level 200
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Course(s) of level 200
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Course(s) of level 100
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Course(s) of level 200
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Course(s) of level 200
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Course(s) of level 100
Residency
66
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 49 credits may be applied to this program.
Plan GPA for 146
66
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
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Delivery Mode
Online
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? This program provides training for entry level EMT paramedics.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Highlands Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Students planning to transfer are encouraged to check with the transfer institution to confirm acceptance of A.P. credits.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Highlands Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me?
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions The GAA application process varies by transfer institution. Please visit the Campus Connection Center in ISC 133 for specific application processes.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services-ParamedicAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Central Virginia Community CollegeAAS in Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergengy Medical Services TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services - ParamedicAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services TechnologyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeEmergency Medical Services, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
29-2042.00Emergency Medical TechniciansAssess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1071.00Health Specialties Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-2043.00ParamedicsAdminister basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations