Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Specialty Certifications (CEU), Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Program objectives

EMS Specialty Certifications Overview

The emergency medical services (EMS)​ program trains students on life-sustaining assessment, how to provide care to those who are experiencing an out of hospital medical or traumatic emergency, and process for transporting those patients to an appropriate medical facility. 

CEU Credentials

CCBC Credential:

Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential:

Certifying Agency: American Heart Association (AHA)
Certification valid for two years

Certifying Agency: National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Courses
Certification valid for four years​

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Length of Training

One to eight weeks, varies by course.

Classes offered at CCBC Essex.

Application Process

AHL 218 and AHL220 students must have prior permission to register.  All other courses are open for registration.

Contact Katie York at kyork@ccbcmd.edu for upcoming sessions.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

CEU Courses

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Courses
 

Advanced Medical Life Support Provider (AMLS)

This course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, potential treatment strategies, and a physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients' medical crises.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 251

16

$249

T-$75/F-$174

Included with course cost and provided during class.


Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully assess and manage a trauma patient prior to arrival at a hospital.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 216

16

$250

T-$75/F-$174

Included with course cost and provided during class.


Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

This course teaches skills designed to decrease preventable death in a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 203

16

$350

T-$105/F-$245

Included with course cost and provided during class.


Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS) Core Provider

This course provides students the skills and knowledge to handle the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 248

8

$159

T-$48/F-$111

Included with course cost and provided during class.

 

American Heart Association (AHA) Courses

CPR for Health Care Providers
This course trains participants in basic life support skills such as identifying life-threatening emergencies, giving high-quality chest compressions, delivering appropriate ventilations, and providing early use of an AED.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHE 805

7

$109

T-$33/F-$76

Included with course cost and provided during class.


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, and post-cardiac arrest care.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 213

12

$225

T-$68/F-$157

Included with course cost and provided during class.

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Refresher

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 218

8

$150

T-$45/F-$105

Included with course cost and provided during class.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This course prepares students to identify and treat cardiopulmonary arrest and common conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 526

12

$225

T-$68/F-$157

Included with course cost and provided during class.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Refresher

Course Number 

 Course Hours 

Costs

 T=Tuition/F=Fees  

Textbook Information

  (approximate cost; subject to change)

AHL 220

8

$150

T-$45/F-$105

Included with course cost and provided during class.

 

Career Opportunities

Advanced certifications make existing healthcare providers more marketable across the emergency medical services field.

Career Coach

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Contact Information

For more information email Katie York kyork@ccbcmd.edu