What will I learn?

The paramedic level is the highest recognized in Colorado for out-of-hospital emergency medical personnel. Paramedics have a higher level of training in patient assessment, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment.

Our program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for scene management, emergency patient care and transport. This includes scene safety, patient assessment and treatment, medication administration, documentation and patient transport. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry exam; upon passing the exam, you may apply for Colorado State Certification at your level of training.

The Paramedic program requires a background check and drug screen before admittance.

Program Goal:

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Career opportunities

As an EMS professional, you may work for an ambulance service, fire department, in tactical EMS, critical care transport, or as an emergency department paramedic. If you graduate with an AAS degree, you have additional career opportunities in administration and management in the pre-hospital field. 

Student Outcomes

PCC Paramedic Program 2019-2020 2020-2021
# of Graduates 22 23
National Registry Written Pass Rate 100% overall
100% first attempt
100% overall
95.2% first or second attempt
National Registry Skill Pass Rate - First or Second Attempt 100% 100%
Retention 85% 80%
Positive Job Placement 96% 100%


The Pueblo Community College  Emergency Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(727) 210-2350

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
(214) 703-8445


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Paramedic Degree & Certificate Options:

Paramedic Prep

Award/Program Credits  18


Emergency Medical Services, AAS

Award/Program Credits  69


Paramedic Option Certificate

Award/Program Credits  49


Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Health Professions
AAS, Certificate
Course Availability
Program Length
4 Semesters


Pueblo Campus
Stefana Adcock

Southwest Campus
Carter Smith

Fremont Campus
Casey Mauth

BAS Program
Dawnelle Mathis