Jun 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Technical Certificate

For more information on this program, contact the Health Sciences division at 615-230-3330.

The Paramedic Technical Certificate Program is designed to prepare competent entry level graduates in emergency medical care to serve in emergency care settings such as an ambulance service. Using the most current National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards, discussions include the application of advanced patient assessment, problem recognition, and advanced treatment modalities for medical, trauma, and environmental emergencies. Clinical exposures in local hospitals and EMS Services assure appropriate experience in dealing with emergencies for all age groups including pediatrics and geriatrics.

Students must have a current Tennessee Advanced EMT (AEMT) license.

The program is CLOSED to general enrollment and students are competitively selected. Individuals wishing to be selected must complete the following application process:

  • Application to the College submitted by April 30
  • Application to the Paramedic Program by March 31
  • ACT/SAT scores submitted (students under 21 years of age) or take the College Placement Examination (Compass)
  • Basic EMT Knowledge Examination (see Paramedic Applicant Letter for important dates) 
  • Psychological Profile (see Paramedic Applicant Letter for important dates)
  • Personal Interview

Forms are on-line at http://www.volstate.edu/EMT/

Certificate Requirements - Credits (43)

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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 www.onetonline.org  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 $22,700 $32,460
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician $22,700 $32,460
Paramedic $22,700 $32,460