Preparatory Foundations - EMS 121 at Tidewater Community College


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EMS 121 - Preparatory Foundations
Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
2 credits
View EMS 121 Course Content Summary

Schedule at Tidewater Community College

Spring 2020

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
34901 EMS 121-H01B 2
  Tu    
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
2020-01-14 Virginia Beach Campus P
Class meets 1/14 - 3/31.
34902 EMS 121-H02B 2
 M     
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
2020-01-13 Virginia Beach Campus P
Class meets 1/13 - 3/31.
45695 EMS 121-H03B 2
     F 
 MTu Th  
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2020-02-17 Virginia Beach Campus P
Class meets 2/17 - 3/22.

Summer 2020

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
15891 EMS 121-H01B 2
 M     
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
2020-05-18 Virginia Beach Campus P
Class meets 6/3 - 7/26.
15892 EMS 121-H02B 2
  Tu    
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
2020-05-18 Virginia Beach Campus P
Class meets 6/4 - 7/26.

Fall 2020

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
28231 EMS 121-H01B 2
 M     
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
2020-08-24 Virginia Beach Campus P
This is a hybrid course. Students must have access to a personal computer and a reliable internet connection to complete this course.
28232 EMS 121-H02B 2
  Tu    
5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
2020-08-24 Virginia Beach Campus P
This is a hybrid course. Students must have access to a personal computer and a reliable internet connection to complete this course.
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