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Emergency medical technicians in the back of an ambulance

Would you like a job that offers a different experience every day? Do you enjoy taking care of others? Are you calm in a crisis? If you said yes to these questions, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) department is looking for students like you.

Our EMT and paramedic training programs will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide comprehensive and compassionate prehospital emergency medical care. As an EMT/P student, you will go through weekly simulation-based training on state-of-the-art EMS equipment both on campus and in hospitals, local EMS systems and other specialty sites. Our skilled faculty will prepare you for the fast-paced decisions you will make as an EMT or paramedic.


Emergency Medical Technician

Start your career as a first responder with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT 105) course. This 15-week, 10-credit course offers 128 hours of lecture and 52 hours of laboratory so students finish the course ready to start in the EMT field. The course focuses on the fundamentals of EMT training, including control of the emergency scene, patient assessment, and management of patients in the field or in transit, and prepares students for state and national certification.

Students who complete EMT 105 successfully will be prepared to take the Maryland EMT Practical Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Written Examination.

Note: The state and national exams will have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.


Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate

Are you an EMT looking for advancement in the field and continued training? The Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate (EMT-I) certificate is designed with the working student in mind. This pathway allows you to build on your knowledge, skills and abilities learned in EMT 105 and develop your ability to provide advanced life support techniques to emergencies.

Credit Certificate

EMT - Intermediate

The EMT-I certificate can be completed primarily through evening classes over the course of three or four terms, during which students will receive hands-on training to reach the next level as EMTs. Students also will participate in daytime clinicals in professional settings to prepare them better for careers in the emergency medical field. 

Applicants who reside in Anne Arundel County and have for at least three months prior to the date of application will be given first consideration.

Students who successfully complete the EMT-I program will be prepared to take the Maryland EMT-I certification exam.

Note: The state exam will have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.

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Paramedic

A paramedic is a highly-skilled individual in prehospital care practice. At AACC, you can earn a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree while achieving your dream of becoming a highly-trained paramedic. This pathway builds on your basic EMT knowledge, skills and abilities to improve your patience care with advanced life support treatments.

Degree and Credit Certificate

The EMT department is proud to offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and a certificate in Paramedic.

Paramedic, A.A.S.

The Paramedic degree program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient’s first point of care in a health care setting, on inter-hospital transport, or with local emergency medical services. 

Applicants who reside in Anne Arundel County and have for at least three months prior to the date of application will be given first consideration.

Students who successfully complete the Paramedic program will be prepared for state and national certification as a Paramedic.

Note: The certification exams may have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.

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Paramedic, Certificate

The Paramedic certificate program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn a certificate as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient's first point of care in a health care setting, on inter-hospital transport, or with local emergency medical services.

Applicants who reside in Anne Arundel County and have for at least three months prior to the date of application will be given first consideration.

Students who successfully complete the Paramedic program will be prepared for state and national certification as a Paramedic.

Note: The certification exams may have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.

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Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with an EMT certificate or degree?

Graduates of our EMT/P programs go on to help people around the country and the world as first responders. Whether with the National Park Service, as a shipboard paramedic, or in the ambulances and helicopters serving metropolitan areas, with EMT or paramedic training from AACC, the opportunities are endless. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.


Additional Resources


Accreditation

The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org