If you have successfully completed a paramedic program and are nationally certified, but do not hold a degree and are looking to take the next step in your career, then this is the career path for you. Students who have successfully completed this degree have progressed to supervisor roles, educators, or to bachelor’s degrees in emergency management or paramedic studies.
Paramedic (Associate of Applied Science)
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. The Paramedic program in Cecil County contains 720 contact hours of theoretical and clinical instruction, resulting in eligibility to sit for the paramedic exam. Students who wish to continue their education and work towards an Associate of Applied Science degree and who have current, unencumbered paramedic certification may be able to receive credits for the EMT courses through credential assessment.
Required Courses & Learning Outcomes
See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this degree?
The Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic is a degree that is designed for the student who currently holds the required certification through the National Registry Paramedic Exam. Through credential assessment at Cecil College, the student can acquire up to 28 credits toward this degree.
Why would I want this degree?
If you are hoping/planning on taking the next step in your career and need a degree to provide that "boost," then this is a great degree for you. It also can provide a stepping stone to a bachelor's degree.
How do I go about the credential assessment process?
It is easy. Please see an advisor, complete the form and provide the supporting documentation. It will then be sent to the appropriate reviewer with the college. You and your advisor will hear back quickly. If more information is required, you will be contacted.
Admissions & Advising
Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.
Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.
Cecil College's adjunct faculty across the curriculum in the AAS in Paramedic degree program hold advanced degrees in their fields and bring a wide array of experience into the classroom.