Five new credit program options and credentials are coming to Anne Arundel Community College this fall in the areas of emergency health care, human services and women’s studies.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved AACC’s request to add three new credit program options -- often the shortest path toward a credential needed for employment -- leading to the award of certificates in Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Human Services Direct Support and in Women’s Studies
The two new credentials are Letters of Recognition in Creative Writing and in Women’s Studies.
The 25-credit-hour EMT-Intermediate certificate is designated as a manpower shortage program, which qualifies all Maryland residents to pay in-county tuition rates. The certificate provides a middle rung in the ladder from EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic and qualifies students to take state and national EMT-I licensure exams.
Earning the certificate qualifies students for advanced placement to complete the last two terms of the EMT-Paramedic program to earn an EMT-P certificate and eligibility to take the national licensure exam.
The 30-credit-hour Direct Support option in the Human Services certificate program prepares students for entry-level jobs with individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Qualify for work as a group home manager, program assistant, residential counselor, case manager or job coach.
Students can test their interest in the field before committing to a degree program. All certificate credits may apply toward a degree in Human Services.
The 15-credit-hour Women’s Studies Certificate provides concentrated study for career purposes, personal enrichment or as a path toward an Associate in Arts degree in General Studies or a more advanced degree in Women’s Studies. The certificate also enables those with bachelor’s degrees to prepare for employment that focuses on women’s needs in such fields as health, law, psychology, social work, education, public policy and business.
The nine-credit-hour Women’s Studies Letter of Recognition gives students a basic knowledge in the field for career purposes, personal enrichment or as a step toward the certificate. Credits may apply toward an associate’s degree in General Studies.
The nine- to 11-credit-hour Creative Writing Letter of Recognition provides a core of knowledge for students who wish to transfer into a creative writing program, who plan to major in another subject but have an interest in creative writing or who seek personal enrichment.
Fall registration is under way. For information call 410-777-AACC (2222).