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 that in order to register for the Primary Instructor Course, you must have completed the 1-day Skill Instructor Course. Classes are held at the Littleton Campus of Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120. Upon receiving registration and payment, you will be sent a parking permit for classroom location details approximately one week prior to the start of class.

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.

Add to cartTue, Oct 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                        Littleton Campus
EMSS 1016F01-68001                                  $119, plus book

Colorado EMS Primary Instructor

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. Prerequisites: Completion of the 1-day Skill Instructor Course

Add to cartWed/Thu, Oct 18/19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.             Littleton Campus
EMSS 1017F01-68002                                    $329, plus book

Colorado EMS Training Administration Orientation

The EMS Training Administration Orientation Course is designed to orient coordinators and primary instructors to the rules, regulations, and policies governing EMS education training centers in Colorado. Topics include: Colorado rules and regulations, EMTS organization, FERPA, and educational resources for the primary instructor.

Add to cartFri, Oct 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.                             Littleton Campus
EMSS 1018F01-68003                                    $79, plus book

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