Paramedic Non Credit - Garrett College
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Paramedic

Paramedics are allied health professionals whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). Acting as a link from the scene to the healthcare system, paramedics function as part of the comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.

Garrett College’s paramedic program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Continuing Education & Workforce Development offers the initial paramedic training program on a two-year cycle.

Paramedics are allied health professionals whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system (EMS). Acting as a link from the scene to the healthcare system, paramedics function as part of the comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight.

Program Goals

  • Prepares competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with an exit point at the Maryland CRTI level.
  • After the first year and upon passing the NREMT I’99 exam, individuals will be eligible to sit for the Maryland Cardiac Rescue Technician (CRTI) exam to obtain state certification.
  • After completing the second year of the program, students will be prepared to take the national and state certification tests to obtain their National Registered Paramedic (NRP) and Maryland Paramedic certifications.

Program Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Currently certified as an EMT in the state of Maryland or have applied for reciprocity for at least 1 year
  • Member in good standing with a company providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) service in Allegany or Garrett County. (Out-of-state also accepted)
  • Must complete a math and reading assessment test to determine basic skill levels needed to succeed in the program
  • Minimum score of 75% on an EMT evaluation exam administered by Garrett College
  • Attend a personal interview with Garrett College EMS program staff and Medical Director

Time to Complete Program

  • 2 year training program
  • Classes are held 2 evenings per week from 6:30-10:45 pm

Clinical Experience

  • Minimum of 465 hours for the 2 year program
  • Clinical hours are scheduled by the student outside of class

Location of Training

Career Technology Training Center in Accident

Connect with us

Contact Doug Beitzel at 301-387-3772 or doug.beitzel@garrettcollege.edu