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EMT - Intermediate (certificate)

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Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: March 15*

Title of Certificate: Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, Certificate

Award: Certificate and eligibility for the Maryland State Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) certification exam.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 27

Learn more about the EMT-Intermediate Certificate Program

Purpose: Prepares students for state licensure as an EMT-Intermediate. There is a fee for the state exam.

AACC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland.   If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the AACC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state.  If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, or if you need additional information regarding professional licensure, please contact the School of Health Sciences at 410-777-7310.

Range of Occupations

  • EMT-I in local emergency medical services system, industry or health care setting.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

*If application deadline falls on a weekend, then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

Additional Program Requirements

Students must meet academic and admission requirements prior to admission. Students will be expected to practice certain skills on each other in the college lab. Mandatory attendance requirements apply to all classes in the EMT areas of study. A minimum grade of C is required in all EMT curriculum courses.



Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.


Entrance/Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Attendance at a program information session or call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession, admission and academic requirements and selection criteria will be discussed.
  2. Submit a completed program application to Florestano Building Room 100.
  3. Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .
  4. Take the Arithmetic Placement Test and receive a score of 27 or higher or enroll in MAT 005  and complete it with a grade of C or better.
  5. Grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses.
  6. Applicants must be functioning as an EMT for at least one year and have 100 documented ambulance runs, or if less than one year, have 150 documented ambulance runs.
  7. Three (3) letters of recommendation with satisfactory rating.
  8. Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college.
  9. Affiliation with a Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) jurisdiction.
  10. Foreign educated students: must have their college transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluators: ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) at www.ece.org or WES (World Education Services) at www.wes.org.
  11. Foreign educated students: must successfully pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (213 is the equivalent computer score and 79 is the equivalent Internet based score) OR must have completed the ENG 111 /ENG 112  or ENG 115 /ENG 116  or ENG 121  course sequence with grades of C or better prior to applying to the program. Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019.
  12. Submission of current EMT certification card with application.
  13. Submission of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification card.

Selection Criteria

Students will be admitted to the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate course sequence each fall as the number of students permits. Applications received by deadline will be assured consideration based on space availability. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Applications will be available after Dec. 1 in the Health Sciences office, Florestano Building Room 100 and on the college website. To be considered for conditional acceptance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • First consideration will be given to candidates whose resident address is in Anne Arundel County for at least three months prior to the application deadline date.
  • Must satisfactorily complete all academic and admission requirements.
  • Length of EMT certification and active affiliation with an EMS jurisdiction. (One year with 100 documented ambulance runs, less than one year requires 150 documented ambulance runs.)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation with satisfactory rating.
  • Priority is given to students with the highest grade point average.
  • Final selection for the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate course sequence will be based on the criteria described in the EMT department admission requirements available at a program information session.
  • Final acceptance into the program shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, health examination record, urine drug screen, and submission of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification card by designated deadline.
  • Information and deadline for completion will be sent in applicant’s conditional acceptance packet. These are not to be completed prior to acceptance notification.

Technical Standards

Students who are conditionally accepted to this program of study will be required to submit a Health Examination Record completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant validating that the student meets the technical standard of good physical and mental health as established by the School of Health Sciences, and verifying that the student is free of communicable diseases as evidenced by required immunizations/titers.


Students must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR course by designated deadline.

Enrollment Restrictions

Limitations of health care facilities for clinical and field rotations necessitate enrollment restrictions.

Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate course sequence must comply with all Maryland Advanced Life Support Protocols and Regulations and maintain current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Students who fail to maintain current EMT certification or are decertified will not be eligible to continue in the program.

Program Readmission and Completion

Students must complete any interrupted coursework within two years from last enrollment or all EMT-Intermediate courses must be repeated.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening

Students who are conditionally accepted to this program of study wil be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and urine drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

EMT-Intermediate Course Sequence

Potential applicants must be functioning as an EMT for at least one year and have 100 documented ambulance runs or less than one year and have 150 documented ambulance runs.


Total credit hours: 1

Certificate Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of an EMT-Intermediate within an EMS system.
  • Demonstrate the proper communication techniques using appropriate medical terminology.
  • Communicate in verbal and written form treatment plans for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.
  • Communicate effectively as team leader proper extrication and treatment modalities.
  • Demonstrate competence in using a variety of advanced life support equipment.
  • Identify text-based and electronic information resources for research.
  • Discuss current health issues and preventative measures as they relate to self and medicine.
  • Investigate causes/consequences of stress.
  • Implement a treatment plan for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.
  • Solve drug calculation problems and is able to administer the correct dosage of medication.
  • Maintain a commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Practice within the ethical and legal framework of the profession.
  • Consistently follow the acceptable standards of practice within the scope of advanced life support practice.
  • Identify disease processes and populations at risk.
  • Provide quality direct patient care for a culturally diverse group of patients.
  • Apply knowledge of disease pathophysiology in the Prehospital arena.
  • Perform advanced life support procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced life support treatment plans.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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