Newport News Campus Accepting Applications for New Paramedic (EMT) Program

First of its Kind in Virginia, Designed to Meet Growing Shortage

Newport News, VA – ECPI University’s Newport News campus is now accepting applications for its new Paramedic (EMT) program, the only one of its kind in Virginia where students can earn their Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services in just 16 months through a year-round program. Existing EMTs can graduate in as little as 1 year. 

The offering of this program comes at a critical time. “Virginia’s Office of Emergency Medical Services has just issued a report revealing a tremendous shortfall of EMS providers,” says ECPI University EMS Program Director Nicholas Klimenko. “There are about 1,000 unfilled positions throughout the state and simply not enough schools producing qualified applicants.” 

In addition to coursework covering such areas as advanced life support and airway management/ventilation, ECPI University’s program includes an extensive structured 270 hour in-hospital clinical component with experienced preceptors at various medical centers and a field internship with a high performance urban EMS agency. 

For more information about the Paramedic (EMT) program please contact EMS Program Director Nicholas Klimenko at 757.873.2423 or Media inquiries can be directed to ECPI Director of Marketing at 757.490.9090 or

About ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.                       

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting,  Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems,  Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development,  Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit 






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Release Date:
Monday, July 11, 2016