Paramedics care for individuals who suddenly become ill or are injured in an accident, requiring immediate medical treatment. Paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing first aid services and transporting patients to medical facilities. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and capable skills provided by these professionals.
This is a selective admission program (see FAQ for details) intended to serve EMS providers in the state who meet minimum requirements and maintain an affiliation with a fire station. The program—offered in a hybrid format comprised of classroom, online and skills lab sessions—is designed to accommodate individuals unable to attend a traditional paramedic program. While enrolled, students can continue working, volunteering, parenting and participating in other aspects of life. They can attend lectures remotely. Hands-on activities occur on a variety of days and times to give students flexible options. Clinical opportunities also accommodate student schedules to the greatest extent possible.
Course work qualifies students to apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam (NREMT), which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. Our graduates have found employment within Carroll and surrounding counties. Many graduates of the program have stated they could not have obtained their paramedic degree in a traditional program and are thankful for the hybrid model.
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate Program is also available.
“The Paramedic hybrid program offered at Carroll Community College is one that was a lifesaver for me. When I started the program, my work schedule followed the 10-hour day/14-hour night swing shift followed by 4 days off. In the spring semester of my 2nd year, my family relocated to North Carolina. Moving 350 miles away was not an easy feat to commute back and forth to complete my education, but this is where the hybrid comes into play. While campus time is still required for mandatory clinicals, testing, etc., classes are able to be attended (remotely) through Blackboard Collaborate. The teachers are interactive with this online system as well, relaying information in a way that is easy to learn and adapt to. The lab also has up-to-date simulators to train on.” – Shaun White AAS, NRP, NCEMT-P, Carroll Paramedic Class of 2016
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 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the
recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for
the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Phone 214-703-8445, Fax 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org.
Dr. DiNapoli completed his MD and PhD
at the University of Miami in 1998, and his residency in Emergency Medicine and
a 2-year fellowship in General Surgery and Trauma at Johns Hopkins Hospital in
2003. During his training, he completed over 50 international publications and
presentations in cancer research, emergency medicine and trauma. Dr. DiNapoli
has practiced Emergency Medicine as an attending physician in both academic and
community centers since 2003. In addition, he has served as the Chief Medical
Director of EMS Operations and Training for the Carroll County Volunteer
Emergency Services Association and Butler Medical Transport since 2010.
Barnes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Towson University. She went on to teach in the public school setting for five years. During that time, she became an Emergency Medical Technician, volunteering with a local fire department. She completed her Paramedic degree at Carroll Community College in 2012 and then became a full-time paramedic with the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department. While gaining experience in the field, she was asked to assist with Paramedic classes at Carroll, later becoming its first full-time Paramedic faculty member. During her time at Carroll, she has helped the program become nationally accredited and has moved on to become its Clinical Coordinator.
graduated Towson State University with a degree in Secondary Education in 1993.
Since receiving his paramedic certification in 1995, he has worked as a
paramedic with private ambulance services for 7 years and with the fire service
for 22 years. Jones began as an EMS instructor in 2001 for the Carroll County
Volunteer Emergency Services Association (CCVESA), and has served as adjunct
faculty at Carroll Community College since 2011.
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The EMS Paramedic program is made up of 63 to 67 credits. *
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Financing may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. Explore the following options:
*Note that students can take all General Education courses at any accredited institution to decrease the cost of the Paramedic Program. The Paramedic program is 43 credits.
This is a Selective Admissions program with the following
requirements for acceptance and continued enrollment in the program:
information about how to get started, go to http://www.carrollcc.edu/Programs-and-Courses/Credit-Programs/Emergency-Medical-Services-(EMS)/
All 100-level courses must be completed
prior to any 200-level courses. There may be other requisites; see course
descriptions for information. Students must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA and
earn a minimum grade of C in all math, science and clinical courses.
The mission of the Carroll Community College EMS
Paramedic Program is to educate and develop pre-hospital care providers,
promote life-long learning and enhance the delivery of healthcare in the
The goal of the program is to prepare competent
entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and
affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician and/or
Emergency Medical Responder levels.