The paramedic program at Harford Comunity College prepares current EMT-B's 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.
Certification as a Paramedic
No. of Classes:
9 + 2 externships
Minimum age of 18 with high school diploma or GED certificate
Current EMT-Basic or EMT-I (99) certification
Experience as an EMT-B or Maryland Cardiac Rescue Technician/EMT Intermediate/99
Current AHA CPR certification (HCP)
Letter of recommendation
Current health assessment from a licensed physician required before clinical.
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.
Classes must be taken in order as a cohort.
EMS Core Competency Validation
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
The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone: 727.210.2350.
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.
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.