Emergency Medical Technician/Human Anatomy & Physiology
Prerequisite(s): Biology I and students must meet all Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services regulatory eligibility requirements to attend an EMT program, including: Be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course; have parental permission if under age 18; be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the English language as determined by Arlington Public Schools.
This program is a college-level course taught to the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency/US Department of Transportation 1994 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) National Standard curriculum. This program is ideal for the student interested in the medical field or any career requiring First Aid certification. Students will study anatomy, physiology, introduction to emergency medical care, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, obstetrical/gynecological emergencies, care of the trauma patient, pediatric emergencies, and ambulance operations. Students will also complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the healthcare provider and a first aid course. Students will also be provided the opportunity to assist and observe in a hospital emergency department or ride-along on an emergency ambulance.
- Additional high school credit: A credit earned in this course satisfies the third lab science credit for the standard diploma or the fourth lab science credit for the advanced diploma. Students receive one credit for laboratory science and a second credit for fine/practical arts.
- College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as EMS 111 & EMS 120 for a total of up to 8 credits at NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details. This allows a pathway for the student to obtain an AAS degree in EMS with an automatic acceptance to George Washington University’s on-line Bachelors in Health Sciences degree program at reduced tuition.