Emergency Medical Technician / Advanced EMT
Earn a health care credential at no cost!
Students who enroll in specific short-term health care training programs at PCC will pay nothing, thanks to the new Care Forward Colorado program.
The qualifying programs available at PCC are:
PCC Emergency Medical Services 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 great depth of knowledge and experience. Our instructors also have many years of EMS education experience and are great at helping students in classroom and clinical settings. The program medical director has received a commendation from the Committee of Accreditation for EMS program site visitors for providing an exceptional level of physician-student interaction in the paramedic program.
We have up-to-date equipment and facilities, including a simulator lab with high-tech manikins for real-life simulations in baby delivery and care, patient assessment and treatment. There is also an ambulance simulator for practice in packaging, moving and caring for patients in an ambulance environment.
What will I learn?
Our EMS program will prepare you to enter the field of emergency medicine. We offer three levels of EMS education: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. EMT is the entry-level program and the course will teach you the basics of scene size-up, patient assessment, and patient treatment.
Having an EMT certification is a requirement for advancing into the next levels of EMS.
The Advanced EMT has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment. The Advanced EMT program is open to those who are currently certified EMTs in Colorado and has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment.
The program requires a background check and drug screen before admittance.
To enroll in the EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic programs, you must be at least 18 years of age, have all current immunizations, and be able to meet the requirements of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment EMTS Division Functional EMT job description.
Degree & Certificate Options:
Emergency Medical Technician Mini-Certificate
Award/Program Credits 11
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Award/Program Credits 10
Award/Program Credits 18
EMT Enhanced Certificate
Award/Program Credits 18
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Advanced Emergency Medical Technology, AAS
Award/Program Credits 64
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians page to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
PCC has not determined if the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.