Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate

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The one-semester Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 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.  These are prerequisite courses required by the State of Tennessee EMS rules and regulations for persons considering entry into the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Technical Certificate program. EMT 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 National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards.  Students who successfully complete the course work and clinical components of the program are eligible for the Tennessee  EMT 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 submit an acceptable background check, a "passing" drug screen, and acceptable placement scores or completion of all Learning Support competencies in Reading. 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, Springfield and Clarksville. Up to twelve 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.

Certificate Requirements - Credits (16)

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Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (16)

Career and Salary Information

 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Experienced Salary Median
Emergency Medical Technician $20,690 $31,700
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician $20,690 $31,700
Paramedic $20,690 $31,700


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