Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
Are you ready to advance your medical and healthcare skills in the field of paramedicine? As a paramedic, you learned how to provide emergency care to the sick and injured, predominantly in non-hospital environments. With an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner degree, you will progress in your experience with community paramedic practice, critical care, emergency medical treatment, and behavioral health practice. This Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program also sharpens your knowledge of leadership, research, communication, and quality improvements in health fields.
Requirements to Apply
- Admission to Arapahoe Community College
- Associate degree (or higher) in Paramedicine (or related field)
If you are a paramedic but don't have an AAS degree, contact us. We can award credit for a non-credit paramedic program in most cases and get you on your way toward a BAS quickly. This program is fully online with a clinical component in the final semester
- Current paramedic certification from NREMT or an appropriate state agency
Getting an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner BAS will broaden your skills in critical medical care. After graduation, you'll be prepared to provide life-saving emergency care with employment opportunities at:
- Fire departments
- Ambulance companies
- Rescue organizations
- Flight programs
- Hospital emergency departments
Benefits of Getting your Advanced Paramedic Practitioner BAS
As a specialized paramedic, you will be advancing your skill set and eligible to take the Critical Care Paramedic and Community Paramedic exams, leading to endorsement in the State of Colorado at these levels.
Historically, all EMS providers in Colorado were certified, not licensed. As enacted by the legislative change SB19-242, emergency medical service providers must now be licensed and hold a four-year bachelor's degree in Health Science or a related field. Once you complete the Advanced Paramedic Practitioner BAS degree completion program, you will be eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado.
Paramedics and EMTs can practice in any clinical health facility licensed or certified by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. This legislative change expands your opportunities to find a fulfilling career.
Paramedics are the most skilled emergency responders. Launch a fulfilling career to treat patients and save lives. Join ACC and start your BAS degree today!