Paramedic during EMS drill

Paramedic

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.

Student Outcomes

PCC Paramedic Program 2017-2018 2018-2019
# of Gradates 20 14
National Registry Written Pass Rate 100% overall
90% first attempt
93% overall
57% first attempt
National Registry Skill Pass Rate - First or Second Attempt 100% 100%
Retention 87% 83%
Positive Job Placement 100% 100%
 

Accreditation

The Pueblo Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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 (CAAHEP)
727-210-2350 
www.caahep.org 
 
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 
214-703-8445 
www.coaemsp.org

 

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:

Program Information

Location
Pueblo Campus, Southwest
Pathway
Health Professions
Awards
AAS, Certificate
Course Availability
Day
Program Length
4 Semesters

Contact

Ann Flores
719-549-3477
Ann.Flores@pueblocc.edu