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9 Maryland EMT Training Programs
Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland, offers EMT training at the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic levels.

The EMT-Basic course lasts 19 weeks and is a 10 credit course. The course includes training through 128 hours of classroom lectures and 52 hours of laboratory. At this level of EMT training, students will focus on and learn patient assessment and managements of patients either on the field or in the ambulance. Once this course is completed successfully, students will be prepared to sit for the Maryland State and National EMT-Basic exams. The EMT-Intermediate program lasts three to four semesters and is completed in part-time evening classes. It is 36 credit hours and includes training in local emergency medical services systems, interhospital transport, or other form of health care setting. Students who complete this program successfully will be prepared for state licensures as EMT-I’s. EMT-Paremedic training can be obtained through the EMT-Paramedic Certificate program or the EMT-Paramedic Degree program. The certificate program is 54 credit hours and costs $5,611. The degree program is 70 credit hours and is $7,091. Both programs prepare students for state and national licensures as EMT-Paramedics.

Associates in Emergency Care

Associates in Emergency Care, AES, is committed to providing quality medical training for individuals working in Fire and EMS agencies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. EMT training can be completed at the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic levels.

Currently EMT-Basic courses are not being offered but will eventually resume. The EMT-Intermediate program begins in either July or January and is 304 hours of classroom training and 232 hours of clinical and field training. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and occasional Saturday and Sundays. The tuition is $2500 and includes certification but not textbook prices. Students must already be EMT-Basic certified. The EMT-Paramedic program offers further training and educational experience as an EMT to enable further professional responsibilities. This program also is 300 hours of classroom training and over 200 hours of clinical and field training.

Cecil College

Cecil College offers EMT-Paramedic training for EMT’s who are already certified at the basic level and wish to gain further training for more professional responsibilities and opportunities.

This program trains students through 1000 hours of classroom and clinical instruction. Upon successful completion of this training, students will be prepared for the state and national paramedic certification examination. Students may also choose to take an alternate route and continue educational training by obtaining their Associate of Applied Science degree. Through EMT-Paramedic training at Cecil College students will ear 62-63 credits. Training will prepare students to provide immediate care to critically ill or injured persons at the scene of an emergency. They will also be trained how to safely transport these patients to the hospital in ambulances.

Chesapeake College

Chesapeake College offers training at the EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic levels for individuals in the Wye Mills area.

These two programs are physically and intellectually challenging training programs to prepare students to provide quality patient care in pre-hospital settings. Training is completed through many hours of classroom lecture, clinical rotations, and labs. Students can choose to complete training through the certificate course or the degree course. Both programs prepare students to sit for the national certification and state protocol examinations for paramedics. Courses are usually completed in one year and in two semesters. The EMT-Paramedic program is 28 credits and meets once a week and four Sundays each semester. Students who wish to be accepted to this program must have a high school diploma or GED, have a current CPR card, a current Maryland or National Registry EMT-I card, complete the college placement exams, apply to Chesapeake college, complete the EMT program application, and provide two letters of recommendation.

Community College of Baltimore County

Through the Community College of Baltimore County, you can receive EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic training from an accredited program by state and national standards.

The EMT-Basic program provides students with training in the area of basic life support. Skills are taught such as bandaging, splinting, control of bleeding, and assistance in child-birth in pre-hospital care. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to sit for state and national certification examinations to become EMT-Basic certified. EMT-Basic’s can choose to gain further training through the EMT-Paramedic program. This program can be taken to either gain certification or a degree in applied science. The A.A.S. degree is 69 credits and the EMT certificate program is 53 credits.

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College offers training for EMT’s who wish to receive additional training and become EMT-Paramedic certified.

As an EMT-Paramedic, you are the first on the scene of an emergency to provide medical and trauma care in emergency situations. You also will play a vital role in safely transporting the patient to a local hospital. Training is given through classroom lectures, laboratory, clinical experience, and field experience. Students may choose to receive their EMT training through either a degree or certificate program. The Associates in Applied Science degree includes 29 credits of general education requirements, 37 credits of paramedic course requirements, and 3-4 credits of restricted general electives, for a minimum total of 69 credits. The EMT certificate course is 41 credits. Both programs prepare students to sit for the state and national certification examinations.

Howard Community College

Howard Community College of Columbus, Maryland, offers EMT training at the Paramedic level for individuals who are already EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certified.

Prospective students can choose one of three different avenues to get their EMT-Paramedic training. The most basic training is through the EMT-Paramedic letter of recognition. Students will receive 11 credit hours of training and will receive a letter of recognition stating they have gone beyond the basic requirements of training and have an increase in skills and knowledge of the health care field and medicine. The EMT-Paramedic Certificate program can begin once the individual has received their EMT-Basic certificate and have professional experience. This program is 53 credits. Students who wish to gain EMT-Paramedic training but also wish to gain a college degree, can choose to go the route of the Associates in Applied Science degree. Students will take a minimum of 20 credit hours in general electives and 65-67 credit hours in the required courses. Both the certification and degree program allow and prepare students to sit for state and national certification examinations.

Prince George’s Community College

Prince George’s Community College offers training for individuals who already have their EMT-Basic certificate and wish to gain further training. Students may enroll in the EMT-Intermediate program or the EMT-Paramedic program.

The EMT-Intermediate program gives students additional training in emergency pre-hospital care. Students will be prepared to sit for state and national certification examinations. They will also be prepared to continue on in the EMT-Paramedic program if they choose to do so. This program is 30 credit hours. The EMT-Paramedic program is offered through the course of either certification or the Associates in Applied Science. The Associates in Applied Science degree is 70 credit hours including 49 credits in program core courses and 21 credits in general education courses. The EMT-Paramedic certificate course is 45 credit hours and requires only 3 credits in general education courses consisting of English Composition I. Both of these programs prepare students to sit for state and national certification examinations.

Wor-Wic Community College

Wor-Wic Community College offers EMT training for individuals who wish to get either their EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic certification.

Each program is taught in similar styles at different advanced levels. The EMT-Basic program provides training for basic emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. Students will be trained in patient assessment, airway management, external defibrillation, medical, environmental, trauma, and behavioral emergencies, as well as pediatric and obstetrical care, and rescue. The training is completed through 64 hours of lecture, 60 hours of lab, and 7 hours of field experience. EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic courses provide similar training at advanced levels. Topics such as prevention, medical and legal issues, ethic, pharmacology medication administration, and much more are also taught. Students will also take courses in Special Populations, Crisis Operations, and Preparation courses for the EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic certification examinations. Training will be completed through 100 hours of field experience.

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