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Emergency Medical Services: EMT Certificate - Academic Plan


Total Credits = 12

This 12-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 1021 , EMS 1022 , EMS 1023 , EMS 1024 , and EMS 1070 satisfies the state requirements for EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete EMS 1021 , EMS 1022 , EMS 1023 , EMS 1024 , and EMS 1070​ will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations. Successful completion of these exams is required for certification in the State of Colorado. EMS 1070 - EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete 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.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2023/2024 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.