The curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge base and skill required to prepare the student to function as an “entry-level” Paramedic. Successful performance in this program qualifies the student to take the National Registry’s Paramedic exam.

2 years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

Program Information and Curriculum


Admission Applications

The EMS Program is open to men and women who provide evidence of interest, motivation and aptitude in the area of pre-hospital health care. Students are selected on the basis of established criteria and without regard to age, race, creed, sex, or national origin.

Laurel Ridge Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.

All students must satisfy the admission requirements listed for each program. Applications are not complete until all required documents are received. The deadline for completed applications is due at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Admission requirements can be found under the above “Program Information and Curriculum” section.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:

Program Disclosure

Gainful Employment Information

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Do you have a specific question about this program or how to get started at Laurel Ridge? Please use the form below and a member of our staff will respond as soon as possible.

Laurel Ridge subscribes to EMSI and provides this link for general career information. Emsi’s products and services use data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes.

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