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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

National Registry Paramedic, Certificate

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Program Director: Chrissy Lippy Barnes · Phone: 410-386-8233 · Email: EMS@carrollcc.edu

The purpose of the certificate program in National Registry Paramedic is to prepare students to successfully pass the National Registry Psychomotor and Cognitive Exams and to obtain an entry level Paramedics position. By providing instruction, clinical rotations at local hospitals, and field experiences with local fire departments, the program strives to prepare undergraduate students who are knowledgeable in advanced life support and able to think critically. This aligns with the institutional mission of educating students to become productive and knowledgeable citizens.

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).

Certificate Requirements

National Registry Paramedic Certificate
Recommended Course Sequence: 47 Credits

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. Model professional behaviors complimentary to the profession through sound ethical decision-making
  2. Respond as a team leader in emergency situations.
  3. Formulate the proper assessment-based treatment plan for a medical or trauma patient.

Student Notices

Students must maintain an overall 2.00 GPA and earn a minimum grade of C in all math and science courses. 

This program prepares students to sit for the National Registry Paramedic (NRP) licensure exam, which is currently required for practice in most states, including Maryland. This is a selective admission program intended to serve EMS providers in the state. The format will allow students statewide to complete clinical work at institutions close to home, didactic courses as hybrid online/on site lab combination. The following are required for entrance into the program: Current EMT-B certification (Take EMS 003  and EMS 004  to prepare.), current affiliation with a fire station, and completion of any required transitional work (MAT 095 ENG 002 ).


Credit for Prior Learning Emergency Medical
Technician-Basic (EMT)
Cardiac Rescue
Technician-Intermediate (CRT-I)
National Registry Paramedic (NRP)
(Must complete 15 credits at Carroll to meet residency requirement.)
NRP 101   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 102    Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 103   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 104   Required Credit Awarded Credit Awarded
NRP 201   Required Required Credit Awarded
NRP 202    Required Required Credit Awarded
NRP 203   Required Required Credit Awarded

View Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this program by visiting www.carrollcc.edu/gainfulemploymentdisclosures.

Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.


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