Accelerated, Hybrid EMT Basic Course

The accelerated, hybrid EMT course is designed to prepare the student for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), as defined and recognized by the VA Office of EMS and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The course content includes the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at the basic life support level with an emergency service. Self-study is completed online using MyBradyLab (PowerPoints, videos, links, and audio technology) and students will meet for weekly labs to apply the material. Examinations are delivered through This EMT course requires many hours of independent study and active participation during labs!

Prerequisites (must be met before course start date)

  • 16 years or older

  • A valid healthcare level CPR certification that meets state requirements

  • Able to perform physical tasks as outlined by Virginia Office of EMS

2021 Course Schedule

Spring 2021: February 27, 2021 to May 15, 2021 - Full

Summer 2021: June 5, 2021 to August 28, 2021 - Full

Fall 2021: September 11, 2021 to December 11, 2021 - Registration now open!


Students will complete course work throughout the week online using the MyBradyLab learning management system. Each Saturday, the class will convene in "squads" to apply material through case scenarios, presentations, and hands-on skills. Weekly labs will be held at the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, 400 Martha Jefferson Drive Ste 100, Charlottesville, VA 22911 from 2pm to 6pm unless otherwise noted.

This is an intensive course requiring students to complete several chapters of readings and online assignments weekly, actively participate in scenarios and hands-on skills labs, and work directly with patients in an EMS setting.

ETS complies with Virginia Office of EMS course scheduling and declared state of emergency procedures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be unexpected changes to the course schedule and/or modality.  



Tuition is $1200 which includes your course textbook, learning management system, uniform polo shirt, subscription to, blood pressure cuff, pen light, and a stethoscope!


A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within 15-days of registration to reserve your seat. The deposit will be deducted from your total tuition.

We are now accepting registrations for Fall 2021! Course details are listed below. If you have questions, please email Joey Carls, our EMT Program Coordinator. 


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