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Health Professions: Emergency Medical services
Basic Life Support Programs



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Emergency Medical Technician


The EMT course provides basic medical background in pre hospital emergency medicine. This course is offered each semester in both day and night schedules and prepares you to test at the State or National level for certification.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is the basis for all higher levels of certification in Virginia.  This program provides general instruction in all areas of human body systems and initial care for a wide range of medical conditions.

Credit Hour - EMS 111 & EMS 120

  • Full semester classes are available in either day or evening schedules and meet two times a week for four hour sessions.
  • An 18 day version is available twice each semester.
  • Sessions are available during summer semester.

EMT 111 is a seven credit course with classroom and practical time.  EMS 120, a co-requisite,  is a one credit coordinated clinical internship completed in the  hospital or ambulance  is scheduled after classes begin.   A physical exam within the last two years with  proof of specific immunizations must be completed before the first day of class and is required before you can start clinical.

Download and complete the Division of Health Professions Physical Examination Form here.

EMT Refresher

EMT must be renewed every four years for State and every two years for National.  We offer EMT Refresher programs in two formats. 

  1. The CEU program meets for five days.  This course meets the 36 hour required topics for both National Registry and Virginia.
  2. Special schedules can be arranged for groups of ten or more students.

Special Topics

Customized courses can be contracted by agencies or small groups. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the contracting agency. Contact Workforce Solutions at (757) 822-1234 or the EMS department at 822-7335.





Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Tidewater Community College is an American Heart Association Training Center and is committed to increasing the number of CPR trained individuals in the community.  We offer all American Heart Association CPR courses including retraining.  These courses are scheduled upon request for groups either at the college or on site. Health Care Provider Courses are scheduled at TCC.

HLT 105 at the Virginia Beach campus also provides Healthcare provider CPR. This is a 1 credit course usually given over a weekend Friday night and Saturday day schedule.


  • Onsite and offsite classes with flexible scheduling can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. For more information please call Jason Ambrose at (757) 822-7337.



Contact information:

Tidewater Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tidewater Community College.