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Emergency medical technicians in the back of an ambulance

Would you like a job that offers a different experience every day? Do you enjoy taking care of others? Are you calm in a crisis? If you said yes to these questions, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) department is looking for students like you.

Our EMT and paramedic training programs will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide comprehensive and compassionate prehospital emergency medical care. As an EMT/P student, you will go through weekly simulation-based training on state-of-the-art EMS equipment both on campus and in hospitals, local EMS systems and other specialty sites. Our skilled faculty will prepare you for the fast-paced decisions you will make as an EMT or paramedic.


Emergency Medical Technician

Start your career as a first responder with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT 105) course. This 15-week, 10-credit course offers 128 hours of lecture and 52 hours of laboratory so students finish the course ready to start in the EMT field. The course focuses on the fundamentals of EMT training, including control of the emergency scene, patient assessment, and management of patients in the field or in transit, and prepares students for state and national certification.

Students who complete EMT 105 successfully will be prepared to take the Maryland EMT Practical Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Written Examination.

Note: The state and national exams will have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.


Paramedic

A paramedic is a highly skilled individual in prehospital care practice. At AACC, you can earn a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree while achieving your dream of becoming a highly trained paramedic. This pathway builds on your basic EMT knowledge, skills and abilities to improve your patient care with advanced life support treatments.

Degree and Credit Certificate

The EMT department is proud to offer an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and a certificate in paramedic.

Paramedic, A.A.S.

The paramedic degree program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient’s first point of care in a health care setting, on interhospital transport, or with local emergency medical services. 

Applicants who live in Anne Arundel County and have for at least three months prior to the date of application will be given first consideration.

Students who successfully complete the paramedic program will be prepared for state and national certification as a paramedic.

Note: The certification exams may have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.

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Credit Certificate

Paramedic, Certificate

The Paramedic certificate program is for individuals with current EMT certification looking to further their education and earn a certificate as a paramedic. This program is designed to provide students with hands-on training and the skills necessary to serve as a patient's first point of care in a health care setting, on inter-hospital transport, or with local emergency medical services.

Applicants who reside in Anne Arundel County and have for at least three months prior to the date of application will be given first consideration.

Students who successfully complete the Paramedic program will be prepared for state and national certification as a Paramedic.

Note: The certification exams may have an associated fee. Affiliation with an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction is required to obtain state certification.

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Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do as an EMT or with a Paramedic degree?

Graduates of our programs go on to help people around the country and the world as first responders. Whether with the National Park Service, as a shipboard paramedic, or in the ambulances and helicopters serving metropolitan areas, with EMT or paramedic training from AACC, the opportunities are endless. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Accreditation

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:
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org


Program and College Information

EMT Mission and Vision Statements

Mission

We seek to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician -Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) levels.

Vision

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.

EMT-Paramedic Program Outcomes

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system.
  • Create, document, communicate, and apply treatment plans for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.
  • Demonstrate effective team leadership in proper extrication and treatment modalities for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.
  • Use a variety of advanced life support equipment to implement an appropriate prehospital treatment plan for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries across the age spectrum.
  • Discuss current health issues and preventative measures as they relate to self, stress management, and medicine.
  • Apply professional ethical and legal frameworks to work within the paramedic scope of practice.
  • Provide quality direct patient care for a culturally diverse group of patients.
  • Integrate pathophysiological and psychosocial principles and cultural competency to adapt the assessment and treatment plan for diverse patients facing varied challenges or situations.

EMT Program Outcomes/Three-year Data

EMT Program Information

EMT 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.

All incidents that occur during a clinical assignment that result 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 as soon as practical. 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 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 and premiums if you are not covered by spouse or parents.