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.
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Jon Longest, Program Director
Health Professions and Athletics Center, Room 203C
410-822-5400 ext. 2724
Emergency Medical Technician Program
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a continuing education course that meets two evenings per week with five Saturday sessions that start in the morning. 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 at the start of their career. The EMT certification is the backbone of the medical industry.
Course Fee: $1,395
PREREQUISITES: Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of class, college readiness assessment in reading (or exempt), and access to a computer with reliable high-speed internet access.
For more information contact Jon Longest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January 2024 EMT course is full. Please check HERE for the next course, starting August 20, 2024.
EMS Programs - EMT to Paramedic Options
Emergency Medical Services - EMS 518 - 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 Program Director in planning an appropriate program.
Certificate in Emergency Medical Services - EMS 519
The certificate in Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program is offered over five semesters (16 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 current application period for the EMS program is from January 15 through March 31, 2024. Applicants should complete all items on the application checklist during that time period.
The Paramedic/EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Chesapeake is a great place to start your EMS training in Maryland.
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