PCC EMS faculty members are all experienced advanced-level EMS providers who have worked in many different EMS agencies, both urban and rural. This gives our programs a broad depth of knowledge and experience. Our instructors also have many years of EMS education experience and excel at helping students in classroom and clinical settings. The program medical director has received commendation from the Committee of Accreditation for EMS program site visitors for providing an exceptional level of physician student interaction in the paramedic program.
Our program has the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. This includes a simulator lab with high-tech manikins for real-life simulations in baby delivery and care, patient assessment and treatment. We also have an ambulance simulator for practice in packaging, moving and caring for patients in an ambulance environment.
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.
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.
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.
|PCC Paramedic Program||2019-2020||2020-2021|
|# of Graduates||22||23|
|National Registry Written Pass Rate||100% overall
100% first attempt
95.2% first or second attempt
|National Registry Skill Pass Rate - First or Second Attempt||100%||100%|
|Positive Job Placement||96%||100%|
Paramedic Degree & Certificate Options:
Award/Program Credits 18
Emergency Medical Services, AAS
Award/Program Credits 69