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Planner for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (A.A.S.)

Special Admission Requirements - Rolling Admission

This program has special admissions requirements.  Search Admissions Requirements for Health Sciences on www.aacc.edu

Official Title of Major: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S. and eligibility for the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) written and practical exams.


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 63

Learn more about the Paramedic Degree Program

Purpose: Prepares students for state and national certification as a Paramedic (NRP). There is a fee for the national exam.

The AACC Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), and approved as a Maryland EMS Educational Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board (MEMSB) upon the recommendation of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

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.

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 prerequisites and in all EMT curriculum courses required in the program.

Faculty Contact (webapps.aacc.edu/directory):  Claudia Clark

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

(*) Students must be admitted to the Paramedic major to take EMT courses.


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
BIO 230 - Structure and Function of the Human Body  OR
BIO 232 - Human Biology 2  OR
BIO 234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  
BIO 231 and BIO 233 and BIO 234 may be substituted for BIO 230
4 credit hours    
ACA 100 - Student Success Seminar  
Or evidence of completion of 27 academic credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0
1 credit hour    
General Education courses in Term 1 and Term 2 may be taken prior to, concurrently or following the Paramedic course sequence.

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
3 credit hours    
CTA 100 - Computing and Information Technology  OR
CTP 103 - Theories and Applications of Digital Technology  
3 credit hours    
COM 110 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication  OR
COM 111 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication  OR
COM 116 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers  OR
COM 141 - Group Communication and Leadership  
3 credit hours    
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology   3 credit hours     
MAT 135 - Statistics  
3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
3 credit hours     
EMT 115 - Introduction to Paramedic  (*)
2 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EMT 118 - Paramedic 1  (*)
13 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EMT 119 - Paramedic 2  (*)
13 credit hours     

Term 5

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
EMT 215 - Paramedic 3  (*)
5 credit hours     
EMT 270 - Paramedic Capstone  (*)
7 credit hours     


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