Paramedic Non Credit - Garrett College

As of November 17th, 2020, all credit classes are moving back to an all-online academic platform. All intercollegiate athletics activities will also shut down as of that date. Residence halls will remain open as planned through Tuesday, November 24th unless a change in the COVID situation requires a change in the College’s housing strategy.

Garrett College McHenry campus offices will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed for service from 12- 1 p.m. for lunch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments (either virtual or in-person). When on campus, all visitors must follow the College’s health-and-safety measures. Please note the outreach centers (NOC, SOC, CTTC) will have variable hours - please call ahead prior to visiting these locations.


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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.

The College’s paramedic training program is a special admissions program; specific eligibility and admission requirements must be met.

Program Goals

  • Prepares competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • After completing 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 Approval & Accreditation

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 (click here for more information).

Program Requirements

Prospective students must meet specific eligibility and admission requirements. Click here for more information.

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