Arapahoe Community College

2016-2017 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Certificate


CIP 510904 (EMPR)

This program is offered in partnership with HealthONE EMS in Englewood, CO and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs. This program is offered two times per year, starting in January and June. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedic Program has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical and Field internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination.

Following are many of the topics covered: EMS systems, paramedic roles and responsibilities, injury and illness prevention, medical/legal issues, ethics, path physiology, pharmacology, medication administration, patient assessment, trauma management, respiratory system management, cardiovascular management, management of medical emergencies, pediatric management, management of obstetric and gynecologic emergencies, management of emotional crisis, assessment bases management and EMS operations.

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

Admission Requirements

The student must have the following prerequisites to be considered for entrance into this program:

  • One year of documented EMT Basic or Intermediate field experience
  • Basic ECG Interpretation class
  • IV Certification
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
  • HEP B vaccinations (or Titer)
  • MMR vaccinations (2) (or Titer)
  • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years
  • TB Skin Test
  • CBI criminal background check
  • College-level Anatomy and Physiology (4 credit hours). (BIO 201, BIO 202, or BIO 106 will meet this requirement.)
  • Must receive an acceptable score on the HOBET EKG and EMT – Basic entrance exams
  • The applicant must apply directly to HealthONE EMS and to the College. Please call HealthONE EMS at 303.788.6303 for more information, or the School of Health Science and Engineering at 303.797.5888.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(45 credit hours)

EMS 225

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice


EMS 226

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice Lab


EMS 227

Paramedic Special Considerations


EMS 228

Paramedic Special Considerations Lab


EMS 229

Paramedic Pharmacology


EMS 230

Paramedic Pharmacology Lab


EMS 231

Paramedic Cardiology


EMS 232

Paramedic Cardiology Lab


EMS 233

Paramedic Medical Emergencies


EMS 234

Paramedic Medical Emergencies Lab


EMS 235

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies


EMS 236

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies Lab


EMS 237

Paramedic Internship Preparatory


EMS 280

Paramedic Internship I


EMS 281

Paramedic Internship II



45 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
  • 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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