National Registry Paramedic
To be included in the pool of applicants for admission to the Paramedic Program, request consideration by May 1 of the year you anticipate starting by completing an application for admission to the Paramedic Program. In addition, you must:
- Applicants new to Carroll must submit a Carroll Enrollment Application. National Registry Paramedic Program (NRP) applications will not be processed for consideration unless an Enrollment Application has also been submitted.
- Complete both pages of the NRP application and sign the last page. Be sure to list all schools attended on the first page.
- Provide proof of affiliation with an approved fire station by submitting a Clinical Facility Experience Documentation form.
- Return two recommendation forms. Recommendation forms should be completed by someone familiar with the applicant outside of family (i.e. clergy, professors, or employers).
- Provide a copy of the applicant’s current EMT-B or CRT-I card.
- Provide proof of completion, or exemption from, any transitional Carroll course work (MAT 095 and ENG 002 ).
- Review the Essential Functions or Abilities form for self-determination of qualifications for this program.
- Provide transcripts from other institutions. All math and sciences must be completed with a C grade or higher. If courses were completed at Carroll Community College, no official Carroll transcript is necessary. If complete official transcripts for past schools are on file in the Records Office, additional copies are not required.
- If you have previously attended Carroll Community College, see an advisor to request a program change to AA.GENST.EMS and request a re-evaluation of your transcripts for the National Registry Paramedic Program.
Entrance into the program is selective, based on academic ability and aptitude for a career as a nurse. Acceptance is completed in conjunction with admission to Carroll Community College. Once accepted, you must satisfy the full nursing admission requirements. All nursing applicants (RN, LPN, and LPN to RN) must meet the RN pre-clinical requirements and the General Education requirements.
Admission Checklist for All Nursing Programs:
- Submit a Carroll Enrollment Application.
- Submit all official transcripts to the Records Office.
- Submit proof of high school completion. This can be an official high school transcript, diploma copy, GED® certificate or evaluation of a foreign high school transcript.
- Obtain and submit a Nursing Application to Dr. Nancy Perry, program director. The application and instructions are available online during open admissions periods.
The Fall admission deadline is February 15. All documents must be submitted together as a single application packet, except for official transcripts, which need to be submitted to the Records Office.
- Successfully complete, with a minimum grade of C, the following course requirements prior to admission:
- Complete the NLN-PAX (pre-admission examination) through the Testing Center.
- Submit two recommendations.
- Submit a copy of driver’s license.
- Achieve a 2.500 minimum GPA.
- Write a cover letter explaining any ongoing course work that is not yet completed.
Before Full Admission for All Programs:
After being accepted for admission, the following must be satisfied prior to August 15 for Fall admission. Additional information is provided after applicants are accepted.
- Evidence of good health as verified by a physician completed physical examination form (available after admission to the program).
- Demonstrated laboratory evidence of immunity for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
- Proof of completion of Hepatitis B Series or a signed waiver.
- Updated immunization for tetanus.
- Annual seasonal flu immunization must be obtained between August 15 and September 30.
- No evidence of active TB, updated annually.
- Proof of enrollment in a hospitalization insurance plan.
- Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate for health care providers (BLS-American Heart Association-Health Care Provider).
- Completion of a criminal background check and a urine drug screening.
- Immunization for COVID-19 may be required.
The Nursing Program Director reserves the right to refuse admission to the program for failure to satisfy the above requirements.
Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites during each nursing course.
The Maryland Board of Nursing may deny a license to any applicant who has been convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Application Process
Acceptance into the program will be based upon the student’s academic ability (GPA and completion of General Education requirements), aptitude for a career as a physical therapist assistant, and communication skills. Every candidate must be accepted for admission to Carroll Community College prior to entering the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Therefore, all potential applicants must submit a completed Carroll Community College Enrollment Application, and request that both high school and college transcripts be sent to the Records Office. Contact an admissions advisor, 410-386-8430, to determine if placement tests are required. If placement tests are required, contact Admissions, 410-386-8430.
A candidate for the PTA program must complete the above provisions before entering the Carroll Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program. A separate PTA application must be obtained from the PTA program director and returned prior to May 1st for fall admission. Carroll County residents will be given preference over non-residents with similar qualifications and experience.
For information regarding the program or program requirements, please contact the Program Director at 410-386-8259 or view the program page at www.carrollcc.edu/courses/credit/academic/pta (or enter PTA Program or PTA Ranking in the search engine on the homepage).
The candidate is required to satisfy the following:
- Complete and submit a PTA application by May 1 to the PTA Program Director’s office.
- Successfully complete the following program course requirements prior to September of the year the candidate expects to start the program:
- Completion of at least 75 documented hours of volunteer work, and/or clinical experience in a physical therapy facility (preferably in more than one setting) under the supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Students must have a supervisor or mentor in the facility(ies) complete the form enclosed with the PTA application. (Make additional copies of the form, as needed.)
- Evaluations of the applicant by two professional references on the forms enclosed with the PTA application.
Prior to full admission, students selected for the PTA Program are required to satisfy the following prior to August 15 of the year they are scheduled to enter the program:
- Demonstrated laboratory immunity for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella
- Updated immunization for tetanus
- Proof of completion of hepatitis B series or a signed waiver
- No evidence of active TB, updated annually
- Annual seasonal flu immunization
- Show proof of current enrollment in a health insurance plan
- Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for health-care providers (BLS, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)
- Evidence of good health as verified by a physician completed physical exam form (The form is available after admission to the program.)
- Completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
The PTA Program Director reserves the right to refuse admission to the program for failure to satisfy the above requirements.
Students must provide their own transportation to clinical placements.
The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners may deny a license to an applicant who has been convicted or pleads nolo contendere to a crime of moral turpitude whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conclusion or plea set aside.
Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium
Carroll Community College has joined Frederick and Howard Community Colleges in an innovative program to enhance student access to allied health programs. The Mid-Maryland Allied Healthcare Education Consortium allows students to enter selected programs at any of the three colleges. Students will be advised at their home campuses, where they will also complete most, if not all, of their pre-clinical courses as well as submit their enrollment application. For any of the participating programs with competitive admissions, applicants from the three partner colleges will receive the same competitive preference. Once accepted into a program, tuition at the transfer institution will be at the in-county rate. Programs currently available include:
- Biotechnology: Frederick C.C.
- Cardiovascular Technology: Howard C.C.
- Health Information Technology: Carroll C.C.
- Physical Therapist Assistant: Carroll C.C.
- Respiratory Care: Frederick C.C.
- Surgical Technology: Frederick C.C.
For more information or to apply, new students may contact the Senior Director of Enrollment Development (410-386-8430 or firstname.lastname@example.org); current students may contact an advisor (room A102, 410-386-8435, or email@example.com). See the program pages for complete program descriptions.
Health Manpower Shortage Programs
Students who are Maryland residents may attend Health Manpower Shortage Programs at any Maryland public community college at the in-county tuition and fees rate for that institution. Only program courses are eligible for the discount.
A complete listing is at https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Documents/acadaff/HWSPList.pdf. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has designated the following certificate and degree programs at Carroll Community College as eligible programs:
- National Registry Paramedic, Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
- National Registry Paramedic, Certificate
- Practical Nursing, Certificate
- Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
For more information about the Health Manpower Shortage Programs, contact the Admissions Office or Advising Office.
Students who are Maryland residents may attend Maryland Higher Education Commission state-wide designated programs at Maryland community colleges at that college’s in-county tuition rate. Only program courses are eligible for the discount. Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has designated the following certificate and degree programs at Carroll Community College as eligible programs:
- Digital Fabrication and Design, Associate of Applied Science
- Digital Fabrication and Design, Certificate
- Entertainment Technology, Associate of Applied Science
- Entertainment Technology, Certificate
- Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Associate of Applied Science
- Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Pilot Safety Certificate