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EMT Training in Baltimore, MD with Course and School Descriptions

The Baltimore area has 2 schools that offer emergency medical technician (EMT) training programs. Learn about courses, admission info and program requirements for both of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Comparison of EMT Training Programs near Baltimore

Both of the schools offering EMT training near Baltimore are within 1 hour's driving distance. Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold offers EMT training at 2 levels. Students at Prince George's Community College in Largo can earn a certificate in EMT training at the intermediate level.

Anne Arundel Community College Prince George's Community College
EMT Programs Offered Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course; EMT Intermediate Certificate Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate
Related Programs Offered EMT - Paramedic Certificate,
Associate of Applied Science EMT - Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate,
Associate of Applied Science Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2011-2012) 17,957* 14,647*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2011-2012) $3,652 in-district, $6,142 in-state, $10,132 out-of-state* $3,290 in-district, $4,994 in-state, $7,106 out-of-state*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2010-2011) 43%* 71%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - Open enrollment N/A - Open enrollment
Retention Rate (2010-2011) 61% full-time, 45% part-time* 61% full-time, 46% part-time*
Graduation Rate for Students Beginning in 2008 12%* 9%*
Distance from Downtown 22.7 miles (36 min.) 35.4 miles (47 min.)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator.


Anne Arundel Community College

This school presents a tiered format for EMT training. Students can begin by preparing for the basic level and progress to paramedic.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course

This class requires students to submit a health examination record and pass a criminal background check before the course begins. State and national exams require separate fees. The course lasts 19 weeks, and a 100% attendance rate is required to pass. The curriculum focuses on patient assessment and management, emergency scene control and care of pre-hospital patients with medical emergencies and injuries. Successfully completing the course qualifies students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Basic exam and state certification exam for licensing.

EMT Intermediate Certificate (EMT-I)

Before enrolling in this class, students must complete the EMT-Basic course. This program is presented through evening classes and occasional daytime clinical sessions. Maryland students living outside the county might qualify for in-district rates for this healthcare manpower-shortage training program.

The program consists of 8 classes that spread out over 3 terms. Along with classroom and lab instruction, students participate in a field internship. Successful completion qualifies students to take the state and NREMT Intermediate exams. Students can use this program to bridge into a paramedic program.

EMT Training at Prince George's Community College

To enroll in this program, students must have 1 year of experience as an EMT-Basic or other acceptable experience and meet the school's math and English standards.

Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Certificate

This is a 30-credit program that covers advanced studies in shock and trauma, medical emergencies, airway management, pharmacology and EKG interpretation. The curriculum is presented through classroom studies, lab practice and field experiences that are coordinated through local fire departments and hospital emergency facilities. Successful completion qualifies students to take the NREMT Intermediate exam and progress into the paramedic program.

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