Emergency Medical Services - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services

Learn to save lives. The Emergency Medical Services program is designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable, competent, entry-level, pre-hospital providers. Prepares students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic exam while earning an associate of applied science degree. 


The Virginia Peninsula Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

FAX 214-703-8992



Students who successfully complete program requirements and attain national or state certification as a paramedic are prepared to enter the workforce and provide advanced emergency medical care for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies, fire departments, interfacility transport and private ambulance companies, or in the hospital. 

Career Exploration

Learn more about a career in this field, how much it typically pays, what the demand is, and how your education can help you become qualified.

Virginia Education Wizard

College Catalog

For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.

College Catalog

Scholarship Opportunities