Program Type: Career Program

Program Total: 44-45 Credits

Program Description

The paramedic is a professional provider of emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients. The Paramedic Certificate Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and clinical experience required to provide safe and effective pre-hospital care. 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 specialty 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. Students must have a current EMT license and a minimum of one year experience as a licensed EMT. Several courses of the paramedic certificate may be applied to the Paramedic, A.A.S degree.

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-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.
Required Courses


Must have a current EMT license and a minimum of one year experience as a licensed EMT.

Eligibility for EGL-1010 and MAT-1250

BIO-2050 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Credits: 4 (Program Elective) and

BIO-2060 Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4 (Program Elective) or

PMD-1060 Study of Human Systems for Prehospital Providers Credits: 3 (Program Elective) and

EMT-1000 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Theory Credits: 6 (Program Elective)

PMD-1000 Introduction to Paramedicine and Medical Emergencies Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PMD-1020 Pharmacology, IV Therapy, and Med Math Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

PMD-1050 Introduction to the Paramedic Clinical Environment Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

PMD-1010 Advanced Airway Management Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

PMD-1100 Paramedic Clinical Experience II Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PMD-2010 Special Patient Populations Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

PMD-2030 Shock and Trauma Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PMD-1030 Cardiology and EKG Interpretation Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

PMD-2020 Patient Assessment and Medical Emergencies II Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

PMD-2200 Paramedic Summative Clinical Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PMD-2040 Preparation for the Paramedic Licensing Exam Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

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