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Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services

Associate of Applied Science
Virginia Peninsula Community College

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Emergency Medical Services is designed to prepare students to be confident and competent entry-level emergency medical services providers wither in a volunteer and/or career department/agency and/or facility that provides emergency medical services. The curriculum is designed to develop the competencies needed to prepare the student to be certified as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and/or Paramedic. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Registry written and practical certification exam appropriate for their level of program completion (EMT or Paramedic). As a certified EMS provider, under the direction of an operational medical director, graduates can then function as Basic and/or Advanced Life Support providers with a rescue squad, either in a volunteer or career capacity; fire and rescue department; emergency department; ambulance transport entity; local, state or federal government agency; ski patrol; humanitarian relief organization; or other EMS-related role.


Program Credit Requirements
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Requirements
Required Credits
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
65
Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
65
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
AND
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 48 credits may be applied to this program.
Emergency Medical Services AAS
65
EMS 100
1
EMS 100
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 111 or EMS 112-113
7
EMS 111
7
Earn 7 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 112-113
7
Earn 7 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
EMS 120
1
EMS 120
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
SDV 100
1
SDV 100
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ENG 111
3
ENG 111
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
BIO 145
4
BIO 145
4
Earn 4 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 121
2
EMS 121
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 123
1
EMS 123
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 126
1
EMS 126
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 127
1
EMS 127
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 128
1
EMS 128
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 139
1
EMS 139
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 140
1
EMS 140
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 142
1
EMS 142
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 203
2
EMS 203
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 204
2
EMS 204
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 206
3
EMS 206
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 247
1
EMS 247
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 248
2
EMS 248
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 125
1
EMS 125
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 136
1
EMS 136
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 137
1
EMS 137
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 138
1
EMS 138
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 141
2
EMS 141
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
PSY 200 or PSY 230
3
PSY 200 or PSY 230
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
PHI 220
3
PHI 220
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 202
2
EMS 202
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 210
1
EMS 210
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 212
1
EMS 212
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 165
1
EMS 165
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 163
1
EMS 163
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 167
1
EMS 167
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 164
1
EMS 164
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 216 - Paramedic Review
1
EMS 216 - Paramedic Review
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 249
2
EMS 249
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
CST 100
3
CST 100
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
EMS 175
1
EMS 175
2
Earn 2 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me?
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 Peninsula Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree
Program Successes & Highlights Learn to save lives. The Emergency Medical Services program is designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable, competent, entry-level, pre-hospital providers. Prepares students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic exam while earning an associate of applied science degree.
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 Individuals who have already completed an associates degree should submit their transcripts for evaluation and transfer credit determination. The student development course requirement (SDV 100) is waived for those individuals.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning http://catalog.tncc.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=2128
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 Peninsula Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
Transfer Student Aid
External Link
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me?

Virginia Peninsula Community College makes college possible for members of our Peninsula community with affordable tuition, convenient locations, flexible schedules, and innovative programs designed in collaboration with our educational and industry partners in the region. Our outstanding faculty are renowned for high quality instruction; our small class sizes allow students to connect with faculty and receive personalized attention. We prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions as well as for sought-after careers in a variety of in-demand fields. We offer a range of scholarships, internships, articulated program agreements with four-year institutions, and we are nationally recognized for quality of service to members of our military and their families. Virginia Peninsula Community College is the first choice for students on the Peninsula for a high-quality, affordable education.

Transfer Student Catalog Year The student's catalog year determined by their first semester of attendance and program placement.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance and program placement
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions Virginia's community colleges offer students more than the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate; they provide a gateway to the Commonwealth's four-year colleges. Through system-wide negotiated agreements, students who graduate from a Virginia community college with an associate degree and the minimum grade point average required by the four-year college are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. Students should review the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement for the four-year institution they wish to attend to learn more about the process: https://www.vpcc.edu/advising/transfer
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
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
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
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