Paramedic Studies - Garrett College
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Paramedic Studies

Associate of Applied Science degree

Career advancement program

Certificate also available

The Paramedic Studies curriculum is designed to provide instruction in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required for work in the emergency medical services (EMS) field.

Areas of study include human anatomy and physiology, airway management, patient assessment, medical and trauma emergencies, clinical skills, professional ethics and other related topics. Students enrolled in this program are taught to work in the field as an extension of the emergency room.

Students accepted into the paramedic program have the option of pursuing a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. A non-credit paramedic career training program is also available through the College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development division.

Admission Requirements: This is a special admissions program, admission to Garrett College does not guarantee acceptance to the paramedic program. Students must be currently certified as an EMT and must meet all other requirements before acceptance into the program. Click here for complete eligibility and admission requirements.

Career Opportunities

The emergency medical services-paramedic training program at Garrett College is designed to prepare students to obtain National Registry Paramedic (NRP) certification. Students successfully completing the training will be qualified in advanced emergency care through a competency-based educational program and will be well prepared to enter the workforce as paramedics in the emergency medical services field. In the United States, paramedics represent the highest practitioner level in the EMS domain.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competency in verbal and written skills, particularly those skills that enhance communication with patients and hospital staff.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze multifaceted emergency medicine problems/issues and develop and evaluate potential options and proposed solutions.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in twenty-five clinical skills that will enable them to deliver appropriate pre-hospital care to patients in a variety of emergency settings.
  • Students will demonstrate mastery of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success as a certified Paramedic by achieving a passing score on the National Registry exam.
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Program Highlights

  • Nationally accredited program led by skilled instructors with relative, up-to-date knowledge and experience.
  • Extensive hands-on instruction performed in classroom, field, and clinical settings.
  • The Paramedic Studies AAS degree and certificate have received Health Occupation Shortage status from the State of Maryland. Verifiable Maryland residents enrolled in the degree program may qualify for in-county tuition rate.
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