Emergency Medical Technician - Letter of Recognition
Employment opportunities for emergency medical technicians and paramedics are projected to grow 24 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Chesapeake College’s new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a one semester, seven-credit Letter of Recognition Program that will prepare you for immediate employment or further study in the college’s paramedic program.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an exciting field and EMTs provide critical, lifesaving care
for patients suffering from a variety of medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. Our program provides you with essential knowledge and hands-on practice to become an EMT.
Enjoy classes in our state-of-the-art Health Professions and Athletics Center using high fidelity patient simulators, an ambulance, a car simulator and an apartment.
Becoming a certified EMT prepares you for paid or volunteer positions in:
• Fire departments
• Ambulance services
• Government agencies
• Police agencies
• Disaster response teams such as Red Cross and FEMA
• Obtain lifesaving skills to treat most common medical emergencies
• EMT certification is required to enroll in a paramedic program
• Eligible to take national and state EMT practical and written exams
• Secure employment with any public or private EMS service or fire department or become a volunteer fire company EMT
EMT Letter of Recognition
• Two courses, seven credits
• 6 classroom/lab and one-credit clinical course
• First class debuts Fall 2016
• Complete EMT and admissions application
• Current CPR certification for healthcare providers • High school graduate or equivalent
• 18 years of age by program completion date
• Complete English, reading and math placement exams
• Pass criminal background and drug screening prior to clinicical rotations
• Pass physical exam and verify required vaccines
For questions or to learn more about the Emergency Medical Technician, please contact: