Health Professions: Emergency Medical services
Basic Life Support Programs
Basic Life Support Programs
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
- Sessions are available during each summer semester.
EMT 111 is a seven credit course with classroom and full time practical
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.
Download and complete the Division of Health Professions Physical Examination Form here.
EMT must be renewed every four years for State and every two years for National. We offer EMT Refresher programs in two formats.
- The CEU program meets for five days. This course meets the 36 hour required topics for both National Registry and Virginia.
- Special schedules can be arranged for groups of ten or more students.
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 Solutions
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
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 Solutions 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.
Tidewater Community College is accredited by
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tidewater Community College.