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Emergency Medical Services

emt programs at hcc

Professionals on call for life.

HCC’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program aims to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The program combines cutting-edge simulation technology, real-life field experiences, and interdisciplinary learning to prepare students to respond to situations they will face on emergency calls.

HCC students successfully completing a pair of Emergency Medical Technician courses (EMSP-106 and field component EMSP-107) are eligible to sit for the state certification exam administered by MIEMSS and for national certification through the National Registry of EMTs.

For certified EMTs interested in becoming a paramedic, HCC's Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program offers an associate career degree or a certificate option, with graduates of either eligible to take state and national examinations in Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. 

In compliance with CoAEMSP standards, public results for the HCC Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program's student outcomes for the national registry exam, retention rate, and positive placement are available on the EMT/P Program Student Outcomes Result Summary

  • Accreditation

    The Howard Community College EMT Paramedic Program is 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 (CoAEMSP); and approved as a Maryland EMS Educational Program by the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board (MEMSB) upon the recommendation of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). 

    Commission on Accreditation of
    Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

    To contact CoAEMSP:
    8301 Lakeview Parkway
    Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    FAX 214-703-8992

  • Admissions
    Students interested in this or any other HCC allied health or nursing program should first contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for any requirements and procedures supplemental to HCC's general application and enrollment process. Further information is available from the Nursing and Allied Health Admissions web page, or contacting the Allied Health team at 443-518-4230,, or RCF-242.
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