Join the Front Line
EMTs are key first responders, and joining the ranks of Virginia EMTs means that you’ll have the opportunity to help countless people. EMTs, or emergency medical technicians, are the first responders that help those in need of medical care en route to the hospital. EMTs are able to administer emergency care such as CPR, oxygen, and glucose while patients are in their ambulance. By becoming an EMT, you are on your way to helping people in need of critical care, and you will be helping save lives.
EMT Classes From an Experienced Professional
If you want to be on the accelerated path to become an EMT in VA, Virginia Medical Training Academy's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class may be for you. Our course is a Virginia state-approved course that prepares students for the psychomotor and cognitive testing for certification through both the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Our EMT curriculum is comprised of both lecture and practical skills. The combination of these two areas will give you the chance to properly learn the subject matter as well as see how it will be applicable in the field. You will even get real world experience because our program also includes required contacts with live patients through a required field internship component (10 hours). This time spent at your field internship will be especially valuable, as it will ensure that you have a chance to experience what to expect when you are on the front lines working as an EMT.
Students are tested on both types of information (psychomotor and cognitive) and must maintain an 85 percent average in order to pass the class and earn an Authorization to Test (or ATT) letter. Please keep in mind that the completion of the course does not certify you, as you are required to pass the proper certification tests following our course. Our course is designed to prepare you for the field and give you the knowledge and tools you need to succeed, but it is not a certification in itself. The course time is completed over eight weeks and consists of 180 hours total.
If you are interested in signing up for one of our accelerated EMT in VA courses, contact us today. You can reach us anytime via phone at (804) 789-1212 to sign up for one of our courses. We are excited to have the opportunity to teach you critical skills that you will need in the field as an EMT!