Emergency Medical Technician



EMT 1 Syllabus 
EMT Pacing Guide
EMT Flyer


  • One-year program that prepares students for the daily routine of dealing with crisis, trauma, hazardous materials, illness, injuries, mass casualty situations, disaster management, and terrorism awareness
  • Fast paced and high energy career that means the difference between life and death
  • Juniors who successfully complete Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) may be invited to return as a senior for EMT II (#8335)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a job growth of 24% from 2014-2024 (much faster than average)

Medical, legal, and ethical issues
Anatomy and Physiology
Vehicle design and extrication
Hazardous materials
Patient assessment, treatment, and transport
Trauma, medical, and environmental incidents
Mass-casualty and disaster management
Scene safety and personal protection
Communications – written and oral
Pharmacology and ambulance operations

Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services has prerequisites for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training.  For the complete list, contact the instructor.  Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the English language (at the 10th grade level), a minimum of 16 years of age at the beginning date of the course.  Students must have no physical or mental impairment that would render them unable to perform all practical skills required.  Must not have been found guilty of any crime involving sexual misconduct, abuse, neglect, theft from or financial exploitation, any crime involving use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs, and any felonies.   Students must complete Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100,200,700,800 during the summer before class starts.  Students must also complete Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers during the first weekend of school.
CAMPUS LOCATION: Butler Farm, Hampton
CLASS SIZE: 20 Students
Emergency Medical Technician – Commonwealth of Virginia
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – (American Heart Association) AHA
First Aid – AHA
Blood borne pathogens – Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS)
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Office of EMS Symposium – Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Program Fees: 
CPR/BLS $60.00
Workbook Software $50.00
Uniform Shirt $30.00
Student Organization Fee $17.00
2nd Year
Uniform Shirt $30.00
Student Organization Fee $17.00

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Brittingham, jeff.brittingham@nhrec.org (757)766-1100 ext. 3334

EMT Teacher of New Horizons Butler Farm Campus
Earned his EMS Education Coordinator from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.
Instructor level certifications in Basic Life Support, Advance Life Support, Trauma Life Support, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Mass Casualty Incident Management and Blood-Borne Pathogens.
More than 20 years of experience in the field of Fire and EMS

City, state, and federal fire departments
Private and hospital based transport services
Industry clinics
Hospital emergency departments and clinics

Eagle Medical Transport
Poquoson Fire Department
Newport News Fire Department
Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Carrollton Volunteer Fire and Rescue


Virginia Peninsula Community College (VPCC)