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 information session to learn more. 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 to 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's Emergency Health Services program. Approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), the EMT programs meet the new national Department of Transportation (DOT) curriculum standards.
Career opportunities: Work in fire and emergency medical services departments, inter-hospital transport, industry and health care facilities.
Manpower Shortage Program: This program may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction 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 information session.
Accreditation: The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088