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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic Certificate

Certificate | PMD.CT
CIP Code: 51.0904
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0733 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The paramedic is a professional provider of emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The Paramedic Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and clinical experience required to provide safe and effective pre-hospital care. Several courses of the paramedic certificate transfer into the Associate of Applied Science degree.  The program integrates classroom, laboratory, and applied clinical practice following the national standard curriculum of the Department of Transportation. The program collaborates with local fire departments and nationally recognized hospitals and emergency departments for medical, trauma, and speciality rotations. The program is approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems, The Emergency Medical Services Board, and nationally by the Committee on Accreditation (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination.Must have a current EMT license and a minimum of one year experience as a licensed EMT.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Paramedic Certificate will be able to:

  • Evaluate the clinical information of patients who are ill or injured
  • Provide medical care to patients in an out-of-the-hospital setting
  • Operate medical equipment
  • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to work as part of the medical team
  • Demonstrate skills consistent with professional practice of the current Paramedic National Education Standards

Sequence of Study - Paramedic Certificate

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 45 Credits