Jul 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook 
  
2019-2020 Catalog/Student Handbook

Emergency Medical Services, AAS


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(Christanna Campus, John H. Daniel Campus, and Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center)

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree

Length: Sixty-six or Sixity-seven credit hour program

Purpose: The Emergency Medical Services program prepares students as entry level Paramedics. Students awarded this degree may take the NREMT-P exam to be licensed as Paramedics.

Special Accreditation and Approval: The Paramedic program is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (www.coaemsp.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP):

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

SVCC’s EMS Program is also approved by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). This office may be contacted at:

Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
1041 Technology Park Drive,
Glen Allen, VA 23059
1-800-523-6019 (VA only)
804-888-9100 (Main Office)
804-888-9120 (Training Office)
804-371-3108 (Fax)

Admission Requirements: Entry into the Emergency Medical Services program requires the general college admission process and a separate application to the program. For further information on the application process please visit:
www.southside.edu/programs/public-service-technology-emergency-medical-services.

Additionally applicants must meet the eligibility requirements as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. These may be located at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2016/05/EMSRegulations-1.pdf.

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/her role as entry-level paramedic.
Demonstrate proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level paramedic.
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations for the entry-level Paramedic.

Required Courses


First Semester


Total Credits: 13


Second Semester


Total Credits: 17


Third Semester


Total Credits: 13


Total Credits: 12


Total Credits: 12


Total Credits for Degree: 66 or 67



* All EMS course must be taken in the sequence specified in the program layout above. A student may request a petition for advanced standing if he/she has a current EMS certification.

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