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  Feb 17, 2018
2013-2014 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

The one-semester Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Technical Certificate program is the required course of studies designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as professional medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting such as an ambulance service. These are prerequisite courses required by the State of Tennessee EMS rules and regulations for persons considering entry into the Paramedic Technical Certificate and the A.A.S. (Allied Health Option) degree program. The EMT-Basic (IV) duties include the recognition, assessment, and management of medical, trauma, and environmental emergencies under the direction of the medical control physician or medical director. The courses follow the current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum.  Students who successfully complete the course work and clinical components of the program are eligible for the Tennessee Initial EMT-Basic  Licensing Examination and EMT-IV Extended Skills Licensing Examination. The program is open to all students meeting admission requirements for the College based on the admission or readmission status the applicant is seeking.  To be admitted to the program students MUST be 18 years old and demonstrate the ability to read and write the English language and have no history of prior felony convictions. Students should be physically able to perform heavy lifting or strenuous activity for extended periods of time and must demonstrate the ability to perform these tasks during classroom and clinical periods.

Courses are offered at several off-campus locations that may include Nashville and Clarksville. Up to sixteen students are accepted into each section of the course each semester offered. Students enrolled MUST successfully complete all didactic and clinical components of the program to be eligible to take professional licensing examinations. Background checks will be required for admission to the program.