paramedics in training

Paramedic

The paramedic program at Harford Comunity College prepares current EMTs to sit for the National Registry Exam and become certified paramedics.

Paramedics are highly trained medical professionals who typically work full-time in a physically strenuous, stressful job that frequently involves quick thinking in sometimes life-or-death situations. They respond to emergency calls, perform medical services, and transport patients to medical facilities.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

Certification as a Paramedic

 

No. of Classes:

9 + 2 externships

 

Format:

In-classroom
Externship at offsite area hospitals & EMS locations

 

Contact Information:

dreimer@harford.edu or 443.412.2554 or email ems@harford.edu

Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 with high school diploma or GED certificate

 

Current EMT certification

Experience as an EMT or Maryland Cardiac Rescue Technician/EMT Intermediate/99

 

At least 1 year experience and 150 9-1-1 calls.

 

Completed application

 

Entrance exam

Healthcare Provider CPR

 

Letter of recommendation

 

Current health assessment from a licensed physician required.

 

Evidence of adequate immunizations for measles, mumps, chicken pox, seasonal flue, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis (Hep B).

 

Proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading.

Courses

Classes must be taken in order as a cohort.

EMS Foundations

EMS Core Competency Validation

Paramedic Pharmacology

EMS Assessment Based Management

EMS Medical & Trauma Emergencies

Paramedic Medical Emergencies

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies

EMS Special Populations

Paramedic Special Considerations & Operations

EMS Clinical Externship

Paramedic Clinical Externship

 

Accreditation

The Harford Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, (CoA EMSP). 

 

Program Outcome
2019 Outcome: Retention:  71.4%   |   National Registry Written Success Rate: 77.3%   |   Job Placement: 80.0%

 

What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

Upon completion of this program you will be able to sit for the National Registry Exam to become a certified paramedic. The largest emploers of paramedics are ambulance services, local government and hospitals.

 

Employment

US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 6% increase in jobs in this field between 2019 and 2029 with an average median salary of $35,400* per year or $17.02* per hour. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

 

*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

The paramedic program is taught by experienced industry professionals.