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

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Special Admission Requirements - Rolling Admission (admits twice a year: January & August)

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 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 EMT curriculum courses required in the program.

Range of Occupations

  • Paramedic 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.



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.


Honors Program Courses

If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Entrance/Admission Requirements

To view all entrance/admission details, please go to the Apply & Register page and click on the Requirements link for the program.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see Health Sciences Criminal Background & Drug Screening.

Articulation Agreement

Students may transfer up to 60 credits to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Emergency Health Services curriculum and up to a maximum of 64 credits to the Towson University Allied Health program in pursuit of an advanced degree. For information call the EMT department at 410-777-7310.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Course Sequence

All prerequisite courses require a grade of C or better.

Prerequisites: 5 credits

General Education Requirements: 18 credits

Courses may be taken prior to, concurrently or following the Paramedic course sequence.

English Composition: 6 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Program Requirements: 40 credits

All EMT courses require a grade of C or better. This course sequence meets diversity course requirements.

Diversity Requirement

Satisfied by SOC 111  or EMT sequence of courses. 

Technology Requirement

Satisfied by CTA 100  or CTP 103 .

Wellness Requirement

Satisfied by EMT sequence of courses.

Fast Track

This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Define the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within an EMS system.

  2. Create, document, communicate, and apply treatment plans for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.

  3. Demonstrate effective team leadership in proper extrication and treatment modalities for patients experiencing medical emergencies and traumatic injuries.

  4. 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.

  5. Discuss current health issues and preventative measures as they relate to self, stress management, and medicine.

  6. Apply professional ethical and legal frameworks to work within the paramedic scope of practice.

  7. Provide quality direct patient care for a culturally diverse group of patients.

  8. Integrate pathophysiological and psychosocial principles and cultural competency to adapt the assessment and treatment plan for diverse patients facing varied challenges or situations.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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