# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Emergency Medical Telecommunications Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Emergency Medical Telecommunications (8337/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8337
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:None

Emergency Medical Telecommunications is designed to develop entry-level skills needed in a telecommunication environment for rescue, fire, and police. The course provides the beginning telecommunicator with an understanding of situations encountered in an emergency communications environment. Upon completion, the student will be able to: summarize issues involving the telecommunication’s role and responsibilities as a member of health and public safety environment; summarize issues involving available resources to a telecommunicator; the importance of maintaining confidentiality, liability and legal issues involving emergency telecommunicators and their agencies; summarize the process of stress management for inside and outside a communications department/center.

NOTE: 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 cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Health Science
    • Therapeutic Services
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Emergency and Fire Management Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

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.