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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

 

The EMT course provides basic medical background in pre hospital emergency medicine. This course is offered each semester in both day and night schedules and prepares you to test at the State or National level for certification.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is the basis for all higher levels of certification in Virginia.  This program provides general instruction in all areas of human body systems and initial care for a wide range of medical conditions. This program is available in two formats.

Credit Hour - EMS 111 & EMS 120

Credit hour classes earn credits on a transcript and are eligible for financial aid. 

  • Full semester classes are available in either day or evening schedules and meet two times a week for four hour sessions.
  • An 18 day version is available each semester.
  • Sessions are available during each summer semester.


EMT 111 is a six credit course with classroom and full time practical time.  EMS 120, a co-requisite,  is a one credit coordinated clinical internship completed in the  hospital or ambulance  is scheduled after classes begin.   A physical exam within the last two years with  proof of specific immunizations must be completed before the first day of class and is required before you can start clinical.

Workforce Development Health Care courses

EMT-B Refresher

EMT-B must be renewed every four years for State and every two years for National.  We offer EMT-B Refresher programs in two formats. 

  1. The CEU program meets for five days.  This course meets the 36 hour required topics for both National Registry and Virginia.
  2. Special schedules can be arranged for groups of ten or more students.

Workforce Development Health Care courses

Special Topics

Customized courses such as Basic Trauma Life Support Airway Management, or Pediatric Prehospital Emergency Provider can be contracted by agencies or small groups. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the contracting agency. Contact Workforce Development at (757) 822-1234 or the EMS department at 822-7335.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Tidewater Community College is an American Heart Association Training Center and is committed to increasing the number of CPR trained individuals in the community.  We offer all American Heart Association CPR courses including retraining.  These courses are scheduled upon request for groups either at the college or on site. Health Care Provider Courses are scheduled at TCC.

HLT 105 at the Virginia Beach campus also provides Healthcare provider CPR. This is a 1 credit course usually given over a weekend Friday night and Saturday day schedule.


CPR Instructor Course

CPR Instructor is a two day class taught on a single weekend lasting from 0800 – 1700. All students must be monitored in teaching their first class.

Pre-Requisites before enrolling in the class per the AHA  include:

  • Documentation of current Health Care Provider card
  • Complete AHA Instructor Candidate application
    Workforce Development

     

    Workforce Development courses for EMT certification are available in accelerated 18-19 day programs. The classes meet Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1700.

     


    Onsite and offsite classes with flexible scheduling can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call Jason Ambrose at (757) 822-7337.

 


 

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Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate Degree.

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