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EMT Training in Baltimore, MD with Course and School Descriptions

The Baltimore area has several schools that offer emergency medical technician (EMT) training programs. Learn about courses, admission info and program requirements for these schools, both within 30 miles of downtown, and make an informed education decision.

Schools Near Baltimore with EMT Training Programs

About 11 schools within 50 miles of the Baltimore area offer EMT training. Two of these are community colleges situated about 20-30 miles from the city center. In addition to information about the training programs at these schools, this article includes a table of basic information, such as school size, costs and the campus setting. Knowing these facts may be helpful to students who are trying to decide which program is best for them.

  • Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, about 18 miles from downtown Baltimore, offers basic emergency medical responder and EMT training programs.
  • Students at Prince George's Community College in Largo can earn a certificate in EMT training. This school is approximately 30 miles from downtown.

Comparison of Schools

People looking for EMT training programs can refer to this table as they decide which school is the best for their needs.

Anne Arundel Community College Prince George's Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 13,354* 12,113*
Campus Setting Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018) $4,646 in-district, $7,706 in-state, $12,566 out-of-state* $3,770 in-district, $6,050 in-state, $8,498 out-of-state*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2016-2017) 39%* 75%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - Open enrollment N/A - Open enrollment
Retention Rate Full-time Students (2016-2017) 72%* 56%*
Graduation Rate for Students Beginning in 2014 20%* 9%*

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 Responder

This one-term program combines 31 hours of lecture and 23 lab hours. The course covers basic emergency care techniques for first responders as well as law enforcement officers and anyone else seeking to learn fundamental care techniques for life-threatening circumstances. Students learn CPR to pursue certification. Those who complete the program are eligible to take national and state Emergency Medical Responder exams.

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 15 weeks. 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.

Prince George's Community College

To enroll in this program, students must pass a background check and a reading placement test, proof of negative TB test and display required physical ability.

Emergency Medical Technician Program

This is a 183-hour, two-part 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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