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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

This is a selective admissions program
Health Workforce Shortage Program

General Education - 22 Credits

General Education Requirements:

 (Choose a course in either category from the list of approved General Education courses . Must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (Diversity) 3 Credits.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 69*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework 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 to 70 credits. 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.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be competent in:

  1. assigning priorities of emergency treatment;
  2. recording and communicating relevant treatment data to other health care professionals;
  3. under the medical direction of a physician, render emergency medical care that includes recognizing lifethreatening disorders and initiating appropriate treatments for medical conditions such as airway and respiratory problems, cardiac dysrhythmias, and psychological crises.
  4. assessing the patient’s response to treatments and making changes in the treatment plan as necessary;
  5. in cases where communications with the medical director fail, or where an immediately life-threatening condition exists, exercising professional judgment to make treatment decisions and provide needed emergency care within pre-established guidelines;
  6. working 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;
  7. creating a medical record that accurately documents the incident and patient’s condition; and
  8. directing the maintenance and preparation of emergency care equipment and supplies.

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.

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, entrylevel 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.

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