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EMT Certificate


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 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 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinical Rotations (EMS 1070).
  • 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
  • Completed COVID 19 Series
  • Access the Application Process page to find information on Processes, Disqualifying Events and Release forms for Health Care students
  • A Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen is required for all EMS students. In the event the student background check reveals any disqualifying factors or tests positive for a prohibited substance a student will be dismissed for the EMT program. View disqualifying events information. Please note: Criminal background checks and drug screens require a fee.

Program Requirements

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a "C" or better.
  • Apply for graduation online at
  • 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.