Emergency Medical Technician III (8335/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||12–13|
|Prerequisites:||Emergency Medical Technician II (8334/36 weeks)|
This course is intended for students who have completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) I and II, obtained instructor approval, and who may have obtained EMT certification from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Students will strengthen the skills mastered in the basic courses as they acquire skills to assist advanced life support (ALS) providers, build on the foundations of emergency medical services (EMS) education, and meet education requirements for certification or recertification. Students also learn to coordinate with other public health and safety services, such as fire control, law enforcement, and emergency management. The course includes mentored as well as instructional experiences. Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course.
NOTE: Only students who have obtained EMT certification from the Virginia OEMS can be utilized as a lab assistant (to meet the 6:1 ratio requirement).
This course has specific state laws and regulations from a governing medical board or agency. Please contact the Virginia Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education Services prior to implementing this course. All inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.
The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, is pleased to provide the High School Based Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Educational Program Guidelines. The guidelines are based on the newly revised state and national standards for emergency medical technician programs. This document serves as a guide to school divisions for implementing the revised EMT program standards consistently in all high schools and technical centers statewide.
Note: Emergency Medical Technician III may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any Career Cluster. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Health Science
- Therapeutic Services
Upon completion of the course
- Certified EKG Technician (CET) Examination (AAH)
- Certified EKG Technician (CET) Examination (NHA)
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Emergency and Fire Management Services Assessment
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKGT) Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.