CIP 510904 (EMC)
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 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170 satisfies the state requirements for EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete EMS 121, EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170 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 170 - EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experiences 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 303.797.5213.
All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program.
- Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinical Rotations (EMS 170).
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) 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 (within 3 months of the class start date)
- 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
- A Criminal Background Check is required for all EMS students. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors a student will be dismissed for the EMT program. View disqualifying events information. Please note: Criminal background checks require a fee and the applicant's social security number.
- All courses required for this program must be completed with a "C" or better.
- Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
- 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.
- Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/gainful-employment-disclosure-information