Dec 07, 2023
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 clinicians. The program includes specialized courses based upon the most current Emergency Medical Services Education Standards required to seek licensure as a Paramedic. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for licensure.
Type of Credential
Contacts and Additional Information
Interim Program Director:
Office: Essex - ECHP 004A
443-840-1429 or email@example.com
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.
Prior to Selective Admissions*
Courses Needed for This Program*
Prerequisites - 10 Credits
Program Requirements and Electives - 33 Credits
Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 43*
*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.
Emergency Medical Services Technology is a rapidly expanding profession involving the provision of the assessment, treatment and management, and transportation of patients. This entry level program is designed to educate students at the Emergency Medical Technician (open enrollment) and Paramedic (selective admission) levels of prehospital clinicians. This program is a blending of academics and career focus leading to the EMT Certificate and includes specialized courses based upon the most current Emergency Medical Services Education Standards required to seek licensure as a Paramedic. 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 integrated and used solely for quality emergency medical services education and training.
The CCBC EMT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CoAEMSP), is an approved Maryland EMS Education Program by the Maryland EMS Board, and is an approved National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Training Center.
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.
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, and communicate effectively in English. Participation requires that students provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, tuberculosis (TB) test, submit to drug testing and a criminal background check. Students are expected to pay these and other program specific costs.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- 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;
- exercise professional judgment to make treatment decisions and provide needed emergency care within preestablished guidelines; and
- 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.