Emergency Medical Services

Program Description

CVCC offers Short Certificates in EMT and Advance EMT upon successful  completion of program requirements. These EMS certificate programs are designed to provide you with specialized skill sets for immediate employment, to upgrade your skills for job advancement, or to earn a  degree in Fire Science. The certificate programs can be completed within one to two semesters, and all of the certificate courses can be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Fire Science.

Examination Information

Students enrolled in EMS 118 EMT and EMS 155 AEMT must achieve an “above the passing standard” as defined by the testing software on each module of the six (6) AEMS Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) Competency exams (Airway, Cardiac, Trauma, Medical, OB/PEDS and  Operations) in order to successfully complete: EMS 119 EMT Clinical, and EMS 156 AEMT Clinical. Students falling below the passing standards are required to retake the exam and remediate exam scores in areas of deficiency.  Students may repeat the exam as often as needed. After successful completion of the six (6) CAT exams, students are eligible to take the comprehensive final exam.

The certification exam is included in tuition and fee.

Professional Development and Dual Enrollment

Professional development and continuing education opportunities for local and regional public safety agencies are available. Also, courses are eligible for dual enrollment with area high schools. Employment information for EMS can be located at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College EMS programs are accredited by the ADPH Office of EMS.

This short certificate program is designed to provide students with specialized skill sets for immediate employment and can be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Fire Science. Upon successful completion of this program, student are eligible to take the National Registry Exam. After passing the National Registry Exam, the student is eligible for State of Alabama licensure as an EMT. Students enrolled in the EMT program are responsible for additional costs and fees related to the program and not included in tuition. Such costs include, but are not limited to: physicals, criminal background checks, random drug screening, clinical uniforms, and required clinical supplies. EMS courses are eligible for dual enrollment with area high schools upon approval by CVCC.

This short certificate program is designed to provide students with specialized skill sets for immediate employment and to upgrade your skills for job advancement and can be applied toward the A.A.S. degree in Fire Science. The AEMT program is designed to provide additional training, knowledge and skills in specific areas of ALS. Skills above the EMT level include IV therapy and the administration of certain medications. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the National Registry Exam. After passing the National Registry Exam, the student is eligible for State of Alabama licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Students enrolled in the EMT program are responsible for additional costs and fees related to the program and not included in tuition. Costs can include, but are not limited to: physicals, criminal background checks, random drug screening, clinical uniforms and required clinical supplies. Prerequisite: EMT National Registry certification. Also, courses are eligible for dual enrollment with area high schools upon approval by CVCC.