Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Students will learn the basics of emergency medical care, including anatomy and physiology; initial patient survey and triage; airway management; oxygen therapy; and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, fractures, spinal injuries, and other medical emergencies. Course requires strenuous physical activity. This course is part of CATEC’s Health and Medical Academy.

Courses, Credit and Certifications

High School Credit

Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.


Virginia EMT-Basic, CPR

Education Pathways

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Class State Code Duration Grades Dual Enrollment Credential(s) AM or PM English/Online Classes Available
EMT I & II 1 year Virginia EMT-Basic, CPR

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Instructor: Catherine Gardner

Ms. Gardner is the new instructor for Emergency Medical Technician I & II.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Virginia.  Ms. Gardner taught the Emergency Medical Technician program for ten years in Stafford County (Stafford County Public Schools), and she taught Biology for three years in Fairfax County (Fairfax County Public Schools).  In addition, she previously served five years as a paramedic for the City of Alexandria Fire Department.