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NRCC to offer EMT program in fall semester

Jul 26 2023

New River Community College will offer the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) career studies certificate program this fall.  The 16-credit program consists of five courses that can all be completed in one semester.

The EMT program is designed to lead to entry-level employment opportunities in the emergency medical services field.  The program prepares students to assess and care for patients at the basic life support (BLS) level.  Students who successfully complete the required courses can sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification exam.

Program courses include HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), EMS 111 Emergency Medical Technician, EMS 120 Emergency Technician—Clinical, BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and ENG 111 College Composition I.

The program is based on the Virginia EMS Education Standards (VEMSES) which are derived from the National EMS Education Standards (NEMSES). The EMT program is also approved by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Classes begin August 23. For more information, including Virginia Department of Health eligibility requirements, visit www.nr.edu/ems/ or contact Sheila Hart in Admissions & Records at (540) 674-3600, ext. 4204 or shart@nr.edu.  

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Kelly Kaiser


Public Relations Assistant

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Jill Ross


Public Relations Specialist / Adjunct Instructor

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