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Emergency Medical Technology Associate - Paramedic

Paramedics rapidly assess and administer both basic and advanced life support care in a number of environments. Employment opportunities in emergency medical services are excellent and projected to remain so well into the future.

The Paramedic Program is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and experience to provide a high level of life-saving emergency medical care to those that are sick or injured in a variety of urban and rural healthcare settings.

Our program exceeds the standards and curriculum established by the US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and is fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Health. Graduates will qualify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ paramedic examination, which is required for paramedic certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Day and night classes starting four times a year are offered for this program with small class sizes and a diverse faculty that actively participates in multiple facets of the EMS system. This makes National College’s EMS programs unique among those in the Commonwealth and ideal for the varying needs of today’s student.

Career Opportunities as a Paramedic

Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic program will be prepared to sit for national registry certification as a paramedic. As a paramedic, graduates will provide basic and advanced emergency pre-hospital care and join the ranks of pre-hospital emergency care providers as a key component of the emergency medical services system.

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Accreditation

The Roanoke Valley Campus of National College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas.
The Louisville, Bristol, Danville (VA), Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, and Lexington Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas.
All other campuses of National College are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and diplomas.