Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers work on ambulances, in hospital settings, and increasingly in other industries. In Germanna's Paramedic program, you'll learn the the knowledge and practical skills necessary to respond effectively in emergency situations.

EMS Programs

Detailed program information and course requirements can be found in the College Catalog.

The Germanna Community College EMS Education Program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services upon the recommendation of the Division of Accreditation, Certification, and Education.  



Paramedic team working next to an ambulance

As a student in one of Germanna's Paramedic pathways, you'll learn complex procedures including endotracheal intubation, electrocardiogram interpretation and use, and surgical cricothyrotomies, as well as how to administer a large array of medications.

Choose one of two pathways to success:
  • Paramedic Career Studies Certificate
  • Associate in EMS-Paramedic Degree

These programs are restricted to students who are certified Virginia or National Registry EMTs.

How to get started

1. Become a Germanna student

College Application Details

2. Complete prerequisites

Paramedic Prerequisites

3. Meet with an EMS advisor

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4. Complete a background check

Background Check Details

5. Prepare for your first day of class

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Accreditation Information

Letter of Review

The Germanna 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 National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Annual Reporting

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

The Germanna EMS Education Program admitted its first cohort of Paramedic students in the Fall of 2022 and does not have graduate reporting information for CoAEMSP or CAAHEP for 2022. However, the first cohort graduated in 2023 with a 100% pass rate and a 100% job placement rate. This data will be reported to CoAEMSP in 2025.

Interested parties can contact the CoAEMSP by phone at (214) 703-8445.

Emergency Medical Services Jobs

Get a glimpse into the different types of jobs available within Emergency Medical Services after you graduate from Germanna.

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