Visit the EMCC/Atlantic Partners EMS website www.apems.org (Phone 207-974-4880)
The EMS program provides individuals who work with ambulance services, rescue squads, fire services, and other first responder organizations the opportunity to earn either a certificate or an associate in applied science degree OR to take only the classes required in order to obtain licensure at the various levels. The Advanced EMT (Intermediate) Pathway is designed for individuals who are currently licensed (or licensable) as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and the Advanced Life Skills (Paramedic) Pathway is designed for individuals who are currently licensed as Advanced EMT’s.
Pathway and Program Prerequisites
The following courses/requirements must be completed prior to the established deadline.
- for Advanced EMT (Intermediate) Pathway: EMT licensure or eligibility to become licensed is required. Additionally, a high school level algebra 1 and a lab science course is required for entry to the associate degree program.
- for Advanced Life Skills (Paramedic) Pathway: Advanced EMT licensure prior to Advanced Life Skills Pathway coursework beginning. Additionally, a high school level algebra 1 and a lab science course is required for entry to the associate degree program.
Because the start dates of the Advanced EMT (Intermediate) and Advanced Life Skills (Paramedic) classes do not always follow the traditional academic calendar established by Eastern Maine Community College, the admission timeline and application deadlines differ from those established for other programs offered at EMCC. Applications for the Emergency Medical Services program will be accepted as follows:
- Advanced EMT (Intermediate) Pathway–>
Applications open Wednesday, March 25, and close Monday, June 1, 2015. All documentation, including Accuplacer test results, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by June 1.
- Advanced Life Skills (Paramedic) Pathway–>
Applications for this pathway open Wednesday, March 25, and close Monday, June 1, 2015. All documentation, including Accuplacer test results, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by June 1.
Required Documentation and Selection Materials
All forms referenced below can be found on the Admissions Forms and Resources page.
All applicants should request an EMS application packet from the EMCC Admissions Office or print the materials from the link above. Required documentation, which will be used in the selection process, must be sent directly to the EMCC Admissions Office, and includes:
- Application for Admission including $20 fee (waived if individual applies online). Either print from from the Forms and Resources page above or click here to apply online.
- EMS Evaluation Packet including confidential recommendations from 1) your service chief or work supervisor; 2) your most recent EMS instructor, service training officer, or service medical director; and 3) a personal reference who can reasonably comment on your abilities. Applicants must provide each evaluator with the evaluation form and an addressed envelope which should be returned by the evaluator to the EMCC Admissions Office. Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to assure that the evaluators have submitted the evaluations to the Admissions Office before the established deadline (see above). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Accuplacer Pre-Entrance Exams. Applicants are required to pass a WritePlacer and a Reading Comprehension Exam (cost $9), as well as a Medical Knowledge Exam (see below) as part of the application process. Applicants must call the Admissions Office before the application deadline at 207-974-4680 to schedule the [Accuplacer] WritePlacer and Reading Comprehension Exams.
- Medical Knowledge Exam. The Medical Knowledge Exam is based upon a standard study guide reference. The reference for the this cycle is Brady 12th edition chapters 4,5 & 6. The text can be downloaded for free by clicking here. If applicants do not have a copy of this text, please notify the Atlantic Partners EMS (APEMS) Office for a copy of the referenced materials. All test questions will be drawn from this material. The Medical Knowledge Exam date for applicants to both the Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Skills pathways will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 5 pm in room 217, Penobscot Hall, EMCC Bangor Campus.
Individuals interested in not only earning a license, but also a college credential, are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at 207-974-4680 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options. Financial Aid monies are not available to students who choose not to matriculate into a program of study. Individuals accepted for either the Advanced EMT or Advanced Life Skills pathway will have the option of either matriculating into the Emergency Medical Services associate degree program or attending EMCC as a non-degree seeking student. In order to apply for admission to the Emergency Medical Services associate degree program, additional documentation is required:
- All previous transcripts (high school, adult education and college and universities); Regardless of whether transfer credit is being sought, applicants must disclose all prior colleges attended. Failure to furnish all information on past education may constitute adequate reason for disqualification of your acceptance or subsequent dismissal from the College as well as possible retraction or denial of financial aid funds.
Selection Timeline and Process
The selection process used for the Emergency Medical Services pathways involves an objective assessment of each applicant’s documentation including prerequisite coursework, pre-admission test results and references.
The Advanced EMT and Advanced Life Skills courses are scheduled to begin in September; selection of candidates will be made in as soon as practical.