Allied Health Programs
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs
A cooperative program between Shore Health System and Chesapeake College
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.
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 Services AAS degree program
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
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.
The Certificate in Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)
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.
The Letter of Recognition in Cardiac Rescue Technician
This is a two-semester, 11 credit Letter of Recognition program designed to prepare EMTs to become nationally registered EMT-Intermediates and Maryland licensed Cardiac Rescue Technicians. The curriculum includes didactic, lab and clinical training and covers advanced patient assessment, pharmacology, airway management, trauma, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, pediatrics, geriatrics, and Ob/Gyn.
The Paramedic/EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).