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.
The next available class is scheduled to start Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
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 Nursing and Allied Health Advisor 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.
EMS 518 and 519 application deadlines have been extended to April 30, 2021!
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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