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Emergency Medical Technician

Seek a challenging and rewarding career providing pre-hospital emergency care through the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.
Emergency Medical Technicians are in great demand. As advances in patient care technologies and therapies occur, the role of the paramedic will expand to meet the challenges.

Please note that there is an application process for the EMT-I and EMT-P programs. Please attend an orientation to learn more. Also, all applicants must take the Arithmetic Placement test and score a 27 or higher by the application deadline.

Anne Arundel Community College offers a three-level career ladder in the EMT field:

Complete the 54-credit four-semester paramedic program, receive a college certificate and be eligible to sit for the national and state EMT-Paramedic exams. Or, complete the 70-credit EMT-Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree program. Graduates may transfer up to 60 credits to UMBC Emergency Health Services program. Approved by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services System (MIEMSS), the EMT programs meet the new National Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum standards. The paramedic program is nationally accredited by the Commision on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs for the EMS professions.

Career opportunities: Work in fire and emergency medical services departments, inter-hospital transport, industry and health care facilities.

Manpower Shortage Program: This program is designated a Health Manpower Shortage Community College Program by the State of Maryland; therefore, some residents of Maryland enrolled in this program of study on the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion.

State-of-the-art Lab: Learn necessary skills in the college lab equipped with state-of-the-art EMS equipment. Develop clinical/pre-hospital skills in hospitals, local EMS systems, Shock Trauma and other specialty sites.

To learn more about Anne Arundel Community College's Emergency Medical Technician Program, attend an orientation seminar.