Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 69*
*If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credit(s) at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree by 1 credit. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
**Students considering transfer to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Emergency Health Services (EHS) Program should consult an EHS program undergraduate advisor for advice regarding additional or alternate coursework to meet the graduation requirements of the EHS Program. Students considering transfer to the Towson University Bachelor of Professional and Technical Studies (Allied Health) Program should consult an undergraduate advisor at Towson University for advice regarding additional or alternate coursework to meet graduation requirements for that program.
Emergency Medical Technology is a rapidly expanding profession involving the provision of immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the scene of an emergency and transporting these patients to a medical facility. This entry-level program is designed to educate students at the Emergency Medical Technician (open enrollment) and Paramedic (selective admission) levels of prehospital provider. The career program leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree includes all of the specialized courses based upon the most current EMS Education Standards required to seek licensure as a Paramedic plus college-level General Education courses. Faculty members with experience in hospital and pre-hospital health care provide instruction in classroom, lab and clinical settings. State-of-the-art equipment and materials are dedicated solely to emergency medical services education and training.
The CCBC Essex EMT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Education Programs, and is an approved Maryland EMS Education Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board.
Admission to this program is a separate process from admission to the college. Admission to this School of Health Professions program is competitive and selective and is based on published criteria. Information about admissions processes for the programs in the School of Health Professions and the Selective Admissions Application form are available online at www.ccbcmd.edu.
School of Health Professions Policies: Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code, exhibit professional behavior, communicate effectively in English, provide proof of health insurance and immunizations, and will be required to submit to a criminal background check and random urine drug testing. Students are expected to incur costs associated with these requirements.
Students who graduate with an Emergency Medical Technology A.A.S. degree are well-prepared, competent, entry-level national and state certified/licensed basic and/or advanced life support providers capable of evaluating and rendering care to a patient experiencing a traumatic or medical emergency.