Volunteer State Community College offers both entry-level and advanced training for emergency responders. Students also have the option of continuing their studies and earning an Associate’s of Applied Science degree.
The EMT-Basic technical certificate program is one semester that involves four courses: basic emergency medical service theories; EMS clinical practice; anatomy and physiology for pre-hospital providers; and introduction to emergency pharmacology.
Applicants to the entry-level program must have a high school diploma or GED and be able to handle heavy lifting and strenuous activity. Up to 16 students are admitted each semester Vol State offers the program, which has 18 course credits.