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Catalog 2015-16 
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Emergency Medical Technology Certificate

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Selective Admissions Program
Health Workforce Shortage Program

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental coursework and has no transfer credits.

Students must complete prerequisite courses before applying to the program, and are strongly encouraged to complete ENGL 101  before applying.

Spring Semester Year 1 - Prior to Selective Admissions

Fall Semester Year 1

Winter Semester Year 1

Summer Semester Year 1

Winter Semester Year 2

Spring Semester Year 2


Program Requirements and Electives - 36 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 53*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


Program Description

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 entrylevel 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.


Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician’s Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

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, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. render emergency medical care that includes recognizing life-threatening disorders and initiating appropriate treatments for medical conditions such as airway and respiratory problems, cardiac dysrhythmias, and psychological crises under the medical direction of a physician;
  2. exercise professional judgment to make treatment decisions and provide needed emergency care within preestablished guidelines; and
  3. work in cooperation with medical command authority to direct and coordinate the transfer of patients to an appropriate care facility by the most effective means of transportation.

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