Programs & Courses

Selective Admission Pathways
Carroll offers three selective health care admissions programs including a Nursing degree and certificate, Physical Therapy Assistant degree and Emergency Medical Services degree. Each track is highly competitive and offers students the opportunity to be prepared for a career after completion.

 Associate of Applied Science-EMS Paramedic

This program has special admissions requirements.

More information: EMS-Paramedic Program - Getting Started

View Financial Disclosure and Student Outcomes for this program (PDF)

The Carroll Community College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org.

Advisor: Stacey Bowen Phone: 410-386-8020 Email: sbowen@carrollcc.edu This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry for EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) licensure exam, which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. This is a selective admission program intended to serve EMS providers (paid force or volunteer) in the State who meet minimum requirements and maintain an affiliation with a fire station. The format will allow students statewide to complete non-clinical work at institutions close to home, clinical didactic courses as a hybrid online/on-site lab combination and clinical affiliation with local emergency services. This is a selective program with the following requirements for acceptance and continued enrollment in the program (see the Selective Admissions information at the beginning of the Catalog for complete information): Current EMT-B certification, current affiliation with a fire station, and completion of any required transitional work (ENG A-F/ELL-095, MAT-099, READ A-F). The Carroll Community College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org. * EMS-101, EMS Systems and Rescue Operations, is open to any student who has met the academic and certification requirements for acceptance to the program and has access to turn-out gear. All 100-level courses must be completed prior to any 200-level courses. Other prerequisites may be required. See course descriptions for information. Students must maintain an overall 2.000 GPA and earn a minimum grade of C in all math, science and clinical courses.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES:
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Choose 1 group: Students with advanced clinical goals take BIOL-101, BIOL-210, and BIOL-211. All others, take BIOL-105 and CHEM-101.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE:

EMS-P Program Requirements

 Associate of Applied Science-Physical Therapist Asst

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Reid Phone: 410-386-8259 Email: sreid@carrollcc.edu The Physical Therapist Assistant is a skilled technical health care provider who works within a physical therapy service supervised by a physical therapist. With the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant performs selected physical therapy procedures and related tasks. The extent to which the physical therapist assistant will participate in the following activities will be dependent upon the employment setting and individual patient: functioning as a participating team member who contributes to total patient care; performing selected treatment procedures in accordance with planned programs; assisting the physical therapist in carrying out complex procedures and programs; and observing, recording and reporting to the supervisor conditions, reactions and responses related to assigned duties. A minimum grade of C is required in all pre-clinical courses. Admission to the program is required before taking PTA courses. See pages 16 - 17 of this catalog and the current PTA brochure for the program admission requirements. Students intending to pursue bachelor's or master's study should take ENGL-102 for the Arts and Humanities or English Literature choice course. Certain Physical Therapist Assistant courses may not be transferable. Program graduation requirements are subject to change. All General Education requirements must be completed prior to or concurrently with PTA-231. In recognition of the intensity of the program requirements, most PTA students choose to complete all non-PTA coursework prior to the beginning of the program. For information regarding the program or program requirements or if you have extensive education or experience, please contact the Program Director at 410-386-8259. * Must have a minimum grade of C

General Education Requirements - PTA

ARTS & HUMANITIES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE:
ENGLISH COMPOSITION:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE:
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2

Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Requirements

 Associate of Science-Registered Nursing

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nancy Perry Phone: 410-386-8231 Email: nperry@carrollcc.edu The Associate Degree Nursing Program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. After completing pre-clinical requirements, students will complete four terms of clinical study. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses in the nursing program and science courses must be completed within 5 years of entering the clinical courses. This program admits students selectively; see page 16 for admissions procedures and requirements. Minimum entrance GPA is 2.500. This plan of study prepares the student for the national licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN). Carroll Community College currently offers Associate to Bachelors programs with Towson, Frostburg and Stevenson. These programs allow students who are enrolled in the Associate of Science, Registered Nurse, program to concurrently take courses towards a BSN degree. See an advisor for details. * Within the last 5 years = Within 5 years of BIOL-210 and BIOL-215 # Must have a minimum grade of C

General Education Requirements

Registered Nurse Program Requirements

 Certificate-EMS Paramedic

Advisor: Stacey Bowen Phone: 410-386-8020 Email: sbowen@carrollcc.edu This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry for EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P) licensure exam, which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. This is a selective admission program intended to serve EMS providers (paid force or volunteer) in the State who meet minimum requirements and maintain an affiliation with a fire station. The format will allow students statewide to complete non-clinical work at institutions close to home, clinical didactic courses as a hybrid online/on-site lab combination and clinical affiliation with local emergency services. This is a selective program with the following requirements for acceptance and continued enrollment in the program (see the Selective Admissions information at the beginning of the Catalog for complete information): Current EMT-B certification, current affiliation with a fire station, and completion of BIOL 105 Human Biology. The Carroll Community College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org.

General Education Requirements

BIOLOGICAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE: BIOL-105

EMS-P Program Requirements

 Certificate-Practical Nursing

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nancy Perry Phone: 410-386-8231 Email: nperry@carrollcc.edu The Carroll Community College Practical Nursing program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. After completing pre-clinical requirements, students will complete fall, spring and summer terms. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses in the nursing program; science courses must be completed within 5 years of entering the clinical courses. This program admits students selectively; see page 16 for admissions procedures and requirements. Minimum GPA is 2.500. The following plan of study prepares the student for the national licensure examination for practical nursing (NCLEX-PN). * Within the last 5 years = Within 5 years of BIOL-210 and BIOL-215 # Must have a minimum grade of C in all courses

General Education Requirements

Registered Nurse Program Requirements

Career Strategies

Nursing Strategies

  • Work or volunteer in health care and medical settings during summer and winter breaks.
  • Shadow nurses in different settings to learn which settings hold the most appeal.
  • Gain experience through externship or internship programs.
  • Take electives in areas such as wellness, holistic health, medical ethics, and death and dying
  • Gain experience with research through supervised independent study or class projects.
  • Develop skills in orientation to detail, sympathy and concern, responsibility and the ability to handle stress and emergency situations.
  • Learn about licensing, scholarships and employment by becoming a student member of the American Nurses Association.

Physical Therapist Assistant Strategies

  • Gain experience working with individuals with physical and cognitive challenges.
  • Research rehabilitation and health care topics; create a poster and presentation session.
  • Volunteer for a physical therapist in a hospital or clinic to gain experience and improve your chances of being accepted into a program.
  • Feel confident with your manual dexterity and physical stamina; both are important qualities in succeeding in physical therapy work.
  • Learn about licensing, scholarships and employment by becoming of the American Physical Therapist Association.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Health Care Professions Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts (e.g. fitness center, office technology lab, etc.).
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Careeer Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Talk to professionals in relevant health care professions; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in a health care environment.
  • Volunteer and participate in health-related programs on campus - wellness events, health fairs, blood pressure screenings, blood drives, etc.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Get involved in student professional associations in your field of interest (e.g. Student Nurses' Association).
  • Mentor students (e.g. nursing student peer mentoring program).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Become a team leader for New Student Orientation.
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Supplement your program with advanced science or health courses, or minor in a science.



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