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EMS Program Core Competencies

EMS Program Learning Outcomes and Goals Statement

Program Options:
               Health Care For the Professional

This program prepares graduates to provide immediate care for the critically ill or injured at the site of an emergency. Emergency care is maintained during transport of patients to hospital settings. Successful ocmpletion of the program leads to eligibility to take National Registry Certification Examination in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Proof of experience as an EMT as outlined by Code of Maryland (COMAR) regulations and proof for EMT certification are required.

EMT Basic Training (EMSP-105) provides basic emergency medical care training to personnel who care for the sick or injured with an ambulance service.  The training focuses on control of the emergency scene, patient assessment, and management of patients in the fields or in an ambulance. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to sit for the state certification exam administered by MIEMSS and for national certification through the National Registry of EMTs. A person is not considered an EMT, however, unless s/he is affiliated with an organization with a medical director.

Health Care for the Professional- Emergency Medical Technician Option
This program is designed for individuals working as allied health professionals who desire to prepare themselves for advancement in the area of health care management or to broaden their knowledge in their professional area.
Offered to students who are currently certified or licensed at a state or national level as an Emergency Medical Services Technician- Paramedic; who completed their training in a setting other than the credit bearing EMS program at Howard Community College. Certification as a paramedic should be maintained during the time a student is enrolled in the Health Care for the Professional degree. Students must also complete the Health Care for the Professional general education core.Upon completion of degree requirements graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

The Howard Community College Emergency Medical Technician Program is accredited through 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 (CoAEMSP), and approved as a Maryland EMS Educational Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board (MEMSB) upon the recommendation ot the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

 They may be contacted at:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
13361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756