Arapahoe Community College

2016-2017 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services- Paramedicine AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 510904 (PMD)

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. Students have the option of attending full-time or part-time.

The Paramedicine 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.

The program is designed to educate workers in the field of Emergency Medical Services. Students should consult with an Emergency Medical Service faculty Advisor early in their College career to explore all of their educational options. Students must earn a “C” or better in all EMS courses to graduate. All students must complete a criminal background check prior to enrolling in this program.

This program assists students in advancing their careers in the EMS systems.

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

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • The student must have the following to be considered for entrance into this program:
    • One year of documented EMT or Intermediate field experience
    • Basic ECG Interpretation class
    • IV Approval
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR certificate
    • Documentation of the following vaccinations: at least 2 HEP B vaccination (or Titer), 2 MMR vaccination (or Titer), Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years, TB Skin Test, and Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Background check and drug screen
  • Must receive an acceptable score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), EKG and EMT entrance exams
  • The applicant must apply directly to HealthONE EMS (for the paramedic certificate) and to the College (to apply for the degree). Please call HealthONE EMS at 303.788.6303 for more information or the School of Health, Science, and Engineering at 303.797.5991.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(21 credit hours)

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (GT-SC1)


BIO 202

Human Anatomy and Physiology II (GT-SC1)


COM 125

Interpersonal Communication OR


COM 126

Communication in Healthcare


ENG 131

Technical Writing


MAT 108

Technical Mathematics or higher


PSY 101

General Psychology I (GT-SS3)


Major Courses

(45 credit hours)

EMS 225

Paramedic Practice


EMS 226

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



66 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a "C" or better.
  • All students enrolled in this program MUST apply for graduation upon completion of the program
  • 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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