Career Studies Certificate (Health Professions)

Emergency Medical Technician

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Emergency Medical Technician

This curriculum is designed to academically prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.

Estimated Cost

This is an estimated list of some expenses that should be anticipated, if enrolled into the program. This program is not covered by financial aid funds.  Students are responsible for laundering of uniforms and their own transportation to facilities utilized for clinical experiences.  VWCC does not offer student housing.  The college does not guarantee job placement upon completion of the program.

Note: Payment of tuition is on a semester by semester basis according to the number of credit hours enrolled in.  The curriculum is a total of nine (9) credits (EMS 111, EMS 120 and HLT  105). The program length is one semester.

Tuition is estimated in the table below based off the following criteria. For more accurate information please visit the tuition rates and fees site.

(Tuition rates below are as of Fall 2022 and subject to change.)

Estimated In-State Tuition:  $170.09 per credit hour
Estimated Out-Of-State Tuition: $370.19 per credit hour

Tuition (In-state)$1530.81
Books/lab package for two EMS courses only600.00
Watch with second hand or digital readout25.00
Background check/drug screening/Immunization/Health Tracker50.00
American Heart Association CPR170.09
National Registry EMT test fee70.00


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 9 Hours
Time: 1 semester

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Martha Sullivan, Dean