Health Care

Emergency Medical Services

Colorado EMS Instructor Series

The courses in this series were developed through the Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Section of the CDPHE. These sequential courses build upon each other. Note: In order to register for the Primary Instructor Course, you must have completed the 1-Day EMS Skill Instructor course. For specific course content information, please call the EMS Department at 303.797.5213 or email dennis.edgerly [at]

A book is required for the series of courses:
Teaching Health Careers Education Tools for Classroom Success ISBN-13: 9780323042567
Purchase the book.

EMS Skill Instructor

This course is designed to develop proficient instructors to aid in the learning process for performance-based knowledge within initial EMS programs. The skill instructor assists primary instructors through interaction with learning in laboratory, scenario, and simulation settings as well as evaluating learner performance in testing situations. Topics in this course include: EMS education in Colorado, laws and instructor liability, adult learning, and skills acquisition. This course includes interactive learning activities and an evaluation of knowledge achievement. *You must purchase the course text, Teaching Health Careers Education: Tools for Classroom Success, ISBN 9780323042567.

*Classes returning in Fall 2018

Colorado EMS Primary Instructor

ACC EMS Academy Staff
This course builds upon the Skill Instructor course to develop core competencies for instructors wishing to be primary instructors. Topics include: ideal instructor characteristics, adult learning, goals and objectives, lesson planning, presentation techniques, facilitated thinking, student and program evaluation, communication skills, classroom management, legal and ethical issues, and teaching with case studies and games. Throughout the modules of this course learners will be provided the steps to prepare and deliver a presentation. Prerequisite: Completion of the 1-day Skill Instructor course. *You must purchase the course text, Teaching Health Careers Education: Tools for Classroom Success, ISBN 9780323042567.

*Classes returning in Fall 2018

Colorado EMS Training Administration Orientation

ACC EMS Academy Staff
This course is designed to orient coordinators and primary instructors to the rules, regulations, and policies governing EMS education training centers in Colorado. Some of the topics covered during the course are Colorado rules and regulations, EMTS organization, FERPA, and educational resources for the primary instructor. *You must purchase the course text, Teaching Health Careers Education: Tools for Classroom Success, ISBN 9780323042567.

*Classes returning in Fall 2018

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED

Christine Cruzan
This OSHA approved course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. It is also perfect for anyone wanting to be prepared in the event of an injury or emergency.  Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use. Students will receive a Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR and AED course completion card, valid for two years. The cost of the course includes the completion card ($20 fee) and course materials ($5).

add to cartSat, July 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.                                Littleton Campus
EMSS 1013M01-58168                                                           $99

Critical Care Transport

ACC EMS Academy Staff
This 72-hour program provides healthcare personnel advanced didactic and clinical experiences that pertain to critical care environments. The course includes classroom, hands-on skills practice and simulations. Purchase book prior to class. The focus of the course is to prepare the paramedic to complete the FP-C or CCP-C examinations (requirement for Colorado P-CC endorsement) and the RN for the CFRN examination. Additionally, the course serves as a complete refresher for both the NREMT and Colorado paramedic certifications. *See below for optional clinical experience information. This program offers a unique and comprehensive approach to advanced level care and includes one-on-one time with physicians and surgeons. The optional clinical time is provided in the ED, ICU, NICU, OB, and PICU units. Prerequisites must be verified at the first class: *Class begins on a Tuesday and ends on a Thursday.
• Current licensure/certification:
• Paramedic, RN, or Respiratory Therapist; PA
• CPR Healthcare Provider, ACLS Provider

Tue-Fri, Nov 12-16 and Mon-Thu, Nov 26-30*, Littleton Campus
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2 wks, 8 sessions   $1,199, plus book REGISTRATION OPENS IN AUGUST

Critical Care Optional Clinical Experience

ACC EMS Academy Staff
This experience will expose students to ICUs, specialty centers, and permit one on one contact with physicians. The goal of the clinical experience is to reinforce the content presented in the CCT course and provide real-world exposure to the patients typically seen in the critical care environment. Approximately 50-60 hours is required and times and dates to be determined with clinical host sites. More information will be available during the CCT course or by contacting the instructor, Don Stroup.

Dates and Times TBD Based on Clinical Sites            Littleton Campus
Add to CartEMSS 5005S01-80059                                                       $100

For course content information, please call the EMS Department at 303.797.5213 or email dennis.edgerly [at] For registration information please call 303.797.5722 or email communityeducation [at]


EMT Refresher Course

ACC EMS Academy Staff
This course consists of 38 hours of classroom and lab sessions. A course completion certificate will be granted once you have completed all course and practical examination work successfully. Your eligibility to re-certify must be verified by you with the National Registry and/or the State of Colorado. Practical skills attestation will take place during the course for both National Registry and State certificate holders. Those that are required to take the formal National Registry Skill Examination will be given information for upcoming exam dates and times. This formal assessment is in addition to the EMT Refresher Course.

*Classes returning in Fall 2018


Paramedic Refresher

ACC EMS Academy Staff
The goal of the Paramedic Refresher course is to provide a review of content and skills required for certificate renewal at the paramedic level. Included is 44 hours of instruction and 12 hours of lab time. The course meets all National Registry mandatory core content requirements and the Colorado Paramedic certificate renewal requirements. It is designed to refresh and reinforce previous knowledge and explore new concepts. Course content includes online components. Your eligibility to re-certify must be verified by you with the National Registry and the State of Colorado. If you are admitted into the Paramedic refresher course, Arapahoe Community College EMS makes no guarantee of your ability to recertify through National Registry or the State of Colorado. *Class ends on a Monday. For course content, please call the Don Stroup at 303.797.5233 or email Don.Stroup [at]

Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct. 22 - 31* and Mon/Wed/Fri, Nov. 2 - 7*,, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Littleton Campus    $495, includes training manual REGISTRATION OPENS IN AUGUST

RHIT Exam Preparation

Holly Hall

This online course offers students a comprehensive review of all HIT content in preparation to take the national RHIT exam, utilizing study guides and mock exams. This class is all online and is for those who are eligible to take the RHIT exam. Course attendees must have completed a CAHIIM accredited program.

Upon registration and approximately one week prior to the start of class, you will receive online course access information. You will need internet access for the entire course. Practice exam questions will be available in this course along with course discussions with the instructor and other students.

Prior to the class start date, you must purchase the following two books from Amazon, the ACC books store or AHIMA.

  1. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource / Edition 5, by Mervat Abdelhak, Mary Alice Hanken   ISBN-13: 9780323263481
  2. Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2017 Edition 1st Edition by Patricia Schnering  ISBN-13: 978-1305956520

BLS Provider

BLS Provider

Christine Cruzan
The BLS Provider course meets the requirements of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in Emergency Services, Health Care and other professional areas. Material presented in this course is basic patient assessment, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use and CPR for infant, children and adult patients. To receive a course completion card/certificate, students will be required to successfully demonstrate appropriate CPR with the use of an AED and complete the BLS exam at a score greater than 84%. *You must purchase and bring the AHA BLS provider manual to class. Books are not provided. The manual must include the 2015 guideline updates: ISBN number for the manual is 978-1-61669-407-4.

add to cartSat, June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.                               Littleton Campus
EMSS 1015S05-80265                                   $79, plus manual*

add to cartSat, June 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.                               Littleton Campus
EMSS 1015M01-58169                                   $79, plus manual*

add to cartFri, Aug 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.                                   Parker Campus
EMSS 1015MP1-58289                                  $79, plus manual*

add to cartSat, Aug 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.                                 Littleton Campus
EMSS 1015M02-58170                                   $79, plus manual*

BLS Renewal Skills Session

Christine Cruzan
This course will complete the skills session requirement for American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider online renewal. Pre-requisites: You must complete the Heartcode BLS Part 1 online course prior to attending the skills session through OnlineAHA at The cost of the OnlineAHA course is $28.50. You must bring the completion certificate from this course to the Arapahoe Community College BLS Renewal Skills Session in order to participate.

Sat, June 2, 2-4 p.m.                                        Littleton Campus
EMSS 1014S05-80270                       $39, plus manual* closed

Sat, June 16, 2-4 p.m.                               Littleton Campus
EMSS 1014M01-58172                      $39, plus manual* closed

add to cartFri, Aug 17, 2-4 p.m.                                 Parker Campus
EMSS 1014MP1-58290                                   $39, plus manual*

add to cartSat, Aug 25, 2-4 p.m.                                Littleton Campus
EMSS 1014M02-58173                                   $39, plus manual*

Medical Coding and Billing

Professional Medical Coding and Billing (PMCB) includes:

  • Preparation for national certification exams
  • Course developed by previous AHIMA employees and industry leading experts in ICD-10
  • An entirely online program with optional Discussion Groups bi-monthly in Parker, CO
  • Learning medical terminology and coding standards
  • Studying specific inpatient and outpatient medical code sets using ICD-10
  • Training on 3M encoding software-used by many industry employers
  • Be ready for a successful transition to the workplace
  • Convenient at home studying and possible working at home

PMCB ICD-10 Learning Objectives

Medical Billing only course:

The Medical Billing program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work in healthcare reimbursement. Students learn medical terminology, documentation and confidentiality, medical coding basics, and patient billing and collections as well as specialized considerations such as the ICD-10 code set and X12 5010 billing system. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive five textbooks and a one-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association.

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Medical Transcription

What do Medical Transcriptionists do?

  • Type voice recordings made by physicians or other health care professionals into medical reports
  • Use their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, diagnostic procedures and treatment
  • Create accurate medical records

About Our Program

  • Completely online
  • Provides skills necessary to succeed in this growing healthcare field
  • Improves computer and typing skills while developing competency in medical transcription
  • Convenient at home studying and working
  • Competency-based - you move on when you demonstrate ability in the current lesson
  • As soon as you pass all tests and the final exam, you’re ready for employment
  • The cost of the program is $2,995.00

Program Benefits Include:

  • Flexible schedule allows you to learn the material at your own pace
  • You acquire the necessary tools to become a successful medical transcriptionist
  • You can discuss current class topics with other students in forums and real-time chat rooms
  • Monthly discussion groups focus on career opportunities, job hunting, resume writing and related topics

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