Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a highly technical field which is expanding at a rapid pace, providing cutting edge technology in the care of medical and trauma patients across the lifespan. EMS is a cooperative program between Shore Health System and Chesapeake College
The EMS programs are designed to prepare the student to provide quality patient care in the out-of-hospital arena. These programs are physically and intellectually challenging, requiring many hours of dedicated study, clinical rotations, labs and classroom training. Students prepare for leadership roles in specialized rescue, responding to mass casualty incidents, including those possibly involving weapons of mass destruction.
Graduates will be eligible to take the National Registry Practical and Written Exams and the Maryland Protocol Exam.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a 7-credit letter of recognition program that will meet twice per week for one semester. The National Registry and Maryland testing will be offered on campus at the end of the program. The classes and labs are held in the new Health Professions and Athletics Center (HPAC). An EMT is considered the entry level position in EMS, but that description can be deceiving. An EMT possesses lifesaving knowledge and skills that are the foundation for all levels of EMS education. In fact, every paramedic in the country was required to be an EMT first.
EMT Info Packet
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The paramedic courses in this program mirror the courses offered in the Emergency Medical Services certificate program. The additional general education course work affords the students an opportunity to achieve an Associate of Applied Science degree. The degree enhances employment opportunities and advancements and also prepares graduates for future studies in emergency medicine or other allied health fields. Students should consult with the College's Admissions Office or the Nursing and Allied Health Advisor in planning an appropriate program.
The certificate in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program is offered over five semesters (18 months). Courses provide an opportunity for an EMT certified individual to acquire the paramedic skills and knowledge necessary to sit for the national certification and state protocol examinations. Instruction includes didactic, lab, and clinical training. The curriculum follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. The certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services.
EMS Info Packet
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The Chesapeake College Nationally Registered Paramedic Certificate program is a two semester program that prepares students for entry-level paramedic positions. The curriculum follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and prepares EMT-Intermediate or CRT licensed individuals to acquire the skills necessary to take the national certification and state protocol examinations for paramedics. The certificate is designed so that students may progress to the Emergency Medical Services Degree.
NRP Info Packet
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The Cardiac Rescue Technician Certificate program is a two-semester, 11-month credit program designed to prepare EMTs to become nationally registered EMT Intermediates and Maryland licensed Cardiac Rescue Technicians. The curriculum includes didactic, laboratory and clinical training, and covers advanced patient assessment, pharmacology, airway management, trauma, respiratory, and cardiac emergencies.
CRT Info Packet
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The Paramedic/EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).