Arapahoe Community College

2014-2015 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services - EMT Certificate

Certificate

CIP 510904 (EMTB)

This 10-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work ambulance, apply for firefighting positions, work as an EMT in emergency departments and work ski patrols. (EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123), and EMS 170 satisfies the state requirements for Basic EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete (EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123), and EMS 170 will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examination. Successful completion of this exam is required for certification in the State of Colorado. In addition, the student needs to enroll in EMS 170 EMT – Basic Clinical where the student will complete approximately 45 hours of clinical experience in emergency departments and on fire rescue and ambulance.

Accreditation of this program is through the Colorado Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Division. This agency may be reached at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80222-1530. Telephone: 303.692.2980.

Call the School office for program guides 303.797.5889.

All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinicals (EMS 170).
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (one and two) or Titer
  • Tetanus within the last 10 years
  • MMR vaccinations (one and two) (or Titer)
  • TB Skin test
  • Current flu vaccination for the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Access the Application Process page to find information on Processes, Disqualifying Events and Release forms for Health Care students
  • American Data Bank criminal background check and drug screening
  • If not exempt, student must take the ACCUPLACER placement test and score at least 80 in reading and at least 95 in sentence skills.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(10 credit hours)

EMS 121

EMT Fundamentals

3

EMS 122

EMT Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 123

EMT Trauma Emergencies

2

EMS 170

EMT–Basic Clinical

1

Total

10 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a "C" or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation)
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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