The paramedic program at Harford Comunity College prepares current EMTs to sit for the National Registry Exam and become certified paramedics.
Paramedics are highly trained medical professionals who typically work full-time in a physically strenuous, stressful job that frequently involves quick thinking in sometimes life-or-death situations. They respond to emergency calls, perform medical services, and transport patients to medical facilities.
Certification as a Paramedic
No. of Classes:
9 + 2 externships
Externship at offsite area hospitals & EMS locations
Minimum age of 18 with high school diploma or GED certificate
Current EMT certification
Experience as an EMT or Maryland Cardiac Rescue Technician/EMT Intermediate/99
At least 1 year experience and 150 9-1-1 calls.
Healthcare Provider CPR
Letter of recommendation
Current health assessment from a licensed physician required.
Evidence of adequate immunizations for measles, mumps, chicken pox, seasonal flue, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis (Hep B).
Proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading.
Classes must be taken in order as a cohort.
EMS Core Competency Validation
EMS Assessment Based Management
EMS Medical & Trauma Emergencies
Paramedic Medical Emergencies
Paramedic Trauma Emergencies
EMS Special Populations
Paramedic Special Considerations & Operations
EMS Clinical Externship
Paramedic Clinical Externship
The Harford Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, (CoA EMSP).
2019 Outcome: Retention: 71.4% | National Registry Written Success Rate: 77.3% | Job Placement: 80.0%
What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?
Upon completion of this program you will be able to sit for the National Registry Exam to become a certified paramedic. The largest emploers of paramedics are ambulance services, local government and hospitals.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 6% increase in jobs in this field between 2019 and 2029 with an average median salary of $35,400* per year or $17.02* per hour. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.
*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.
Who Teaches This Program?
The paramedic program is taught by experienced industry professionals.