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The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department seeks to prepare competent, entry-level emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who are capable of providing comprehensive, compassionate and efficient prehospital emergency medical care. Students enrolling in the Paramedic program can be assured that Anne Arundel Community College, the School of Health Sciences and the EMS department are committed to fostering excellence of teaching and learning opportunities for all.

Majors and Offerings

There are three levels of national certification offered at AACC:

  • Emergency Medical Responder course (EMT-104, 3 credits)
  • EMT course (entry-level, 10-credit training)
  • Paramedic certificate or degree

Learn more about these offerings and their accreditation.

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Claudia "Tina" Clark, director/assistant professor

Full-time Faculty

Jennifer Hughes, instructional specialist
HLSB 364G 

Andrew Kim, instructor

Sean Moorhouse, instructor

Trisha Wanamaker, instructional specialist

Bridget Weiss, instructional specialist

Resources for Students

Information Sessions

Before registering for any program, be sure to attend an information session. Call 410-777-7310 for dates and times.

Learn more about EMS information sessions.


Admission Requirement

Learn more about the Paramedic Admission Requirement.


The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:

To contact CoAEMSP:

The paramedic program is approved as a Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board upon recommendation of Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

To contact MIEMSS:

Program and College Information

EMS Mission and Vision Statements


To prepare paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.


The EMT department supports the college’s mission by fostering excellence in learning, teaching and providing an environment conducive to student success. Program faculty are dedicated to preparing competent entry-level EMRs, EMTs and paramedics who are technically competent, capable of providing comprehensive, compassionate and efficient pre-hospital emergency medical care in diverse communities of interest. Students enrolling in the EMR, EMT and Paramedic programs can be assured that Anne Arundel Community College, the School of Health Sciences and the EMT Department are committed to fostering excellence of teaching and learning opportunities for all.

EMS-Paramedic Program Outcomes


CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP annual report was for the calendar year 2022.

AACC PASS RATES for the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic level certification are listed below:

Calendar Year Pass rate on first attempt Pass rate in two attempts Pass rate in three attempts
2021 89.4% 100% 100%
2022 85.7% 100% 100%

National Paramedic Pass rates for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) are listed below:

Calendar Year Pass rate on first attempt Pass rate in three attempts
2021 70% 84%
2022 70% 85%
2023 71% 84%
Three Year Average 70.33% 84.33%

The positive placement rate, as defined by CAAHEP based on graduates of the Paramedic program who are reporting working in either a full-time or part-time position as a paramedic within 12 months of graduation, continuing their education or serving in the military are listed below: 

Graduation Year Positive Placement Rate
2021 100%
2022 100%

Calculated as the percentage of students who were enrolled in the program after the first drop date of the first term who graduated from the program; graduates are those that meet all competencies (didactic, laboratory, clinical, field and capstone project).

Graduation Year AACC Program Retention Rate
2020 84.6%
2021 90.5%
2022 89.7%

Maryland's current pass rates at the Paramedic level: Obtained from NREMT Maps and Data

Calendar Year Pass rate on first attempt Pass rate on three attempts
2020 76% 89%
2021 73% 85%
2022 72% 81%
Three Year Average 73.67% 85%


EMS Program Information

EMS Professional Liability and Insurance

Liability (Malpractice) Insurance

A student is responsible for the student’s actions in contact with patients and others during clinical assignments. Students are covered by professional liability insurance through Anne Arundel Community College for acts or omissions committed within the scope of the students’ clinical assignment, including, but not limited to, negligence in patient care. Exceptions to insurance coverage may apply, such as an exception to coverage for intentional acts.

During a clinical assignment, all incidents that occur resulting in personal injury to patients, clinical affiliate personnel or the student, and/or property damage, must be reported immediately to the clinical coordinator and program director. An incident report must be written to document what took place and a copy of the report must be submitted to the director of EMS Education. All incident reports are kept on file in the School of Health Sciences office and undergo review by the dean of Health Sciences. The dean must submit the incident report to the college’s risk manager.

Health and Accident Insurance 

In the case of accidents or illness which occurs during clinical hours, the following policies will apply. If a student becomes ill or injured while on duty, he/she should report to the clinical instructor or designate. If an injury is clinically related, an incident report should be filed and a copy should be sent to the program director. The student will be financially responsible for his/her treatment. In any case, if the student does not have any insurance coverage, any financial responsibility for treatment will be the student's responsibility. It is advisable to contact your health care and automobile insurance agent to inquire about health and accident insurance as well as premiums if you are not covered by spouse or parents.