Program: Emergency Medical Technician (221-146-01)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:
This program is designed to prepare students for certification at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Technician level.

What will I learn?
Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients.
  • Administer medications, and communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Establish and/or maintain a patent airway, oxygenate and ventilate a patient.
  • Integrate the principles of assessment-based management to perform an appropriate physical assessment and implement the for patients with common medical and trauma conditions and for patients with advanced medical and trauma conditions.
  • Administer medications and obtain vascular access.
  • Obtain a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, and communicate the findings to others.

How long will I need to be in college?
A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in one semester. 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?
Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for a career as an EMT.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?
As of first quarter of 2020, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for EMT was 798.  Over the last three years, this field added 98 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report EMT and Paramedics, August 2020).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?
Below are the 2019 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



EMT and Paramedics




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, August 2020)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.