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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic, AAS

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CIP CODE: 51.0904

AWARD: Associate of Applied Science

LENGTH: 2 Years


The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Program is designed to produce competent entry-level Paramedics who can service the community with advanced life support care via the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) infrastructure. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible for National Registry testing and certification in Virginia. Employment opportunities for Paramedics are available with Ambulance, Fire and Rescue services, Hospitals, Government Departments, Sales and Humanitarian relief organizations. This program is G3 Eligible.


The Central Virginia Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709 
Seminole, FL 33775 

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088 214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992

Admissions Requirements:

Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic AAS is a resource for students that lists the following items:

  • The recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • Suggested course when more than one option exists
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please Complete Program Requirements in the Order Listed:

Total Pathway Credits: 66-67

Total Program Credits: 66-67

1 HLT 105 is an approved substitute.
2 SDV 101 is an approved substitute.
3 PSY 200 , PSY 215  and PSY 230  are approved substitutes for PSY 205 .
4 Taking both BIO 141  and BIO 142  are an approved substitute for BIO 145 . Please note that students who complete BIO 141  and BIO 142  are exempt from completing the General Education Elective (3 credits) in the 5th semester (see footnote 5 below). BIO requirement must be completed by end of first year with a grade of “C” or better.
5 The general education elective must be a course in one of the general education categories - communication  , humanities/fine arts  , social/behavioral sciences  , or natural sciences  /mathematics  . Students who complete BIO 141  and BIO 142  in lieu of BIO 145  are exempt from the General Education Elective.

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