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Catalog 2018-19 
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Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)

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Important Information

Short 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. 

Type of Credential

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

Program Code

S 500

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Director:
CCBC Essex, Robert M. Henderson, Jr. M.S., NRP, CCEMT-P, NCEE
443-840-1477 or rhenderson@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental coursework and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Students must complete prerequisite courses before applying to the program, and are strongly encouraged to complete all general education courses before applying.

Semester 2 - Prior to Selective Admissions

Short Session 1

Short Session 2

Short Session 3

Semester 4

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 12 Credits

General Education Electives:

 Choose a course in either category from the list of approved General Education courses . It must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 40 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 61*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 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 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 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.

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.

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 drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.


Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a 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.

Program Outcomes

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

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

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