Emergency Medical Technician / Advanced EMT

Why PCC?

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.

Program requirements

To enroll in the EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic programs, you must pass a background check and drug screen, have all current required immunizations, and be able to meet the requirements of the Functional EMS job description. 


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. 

Degree & Certificate Options:

Emergency Medical Technician Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits  11-12


Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Award/Program Credits  10


Paramedic Prep

Award/Program Credits  18


EMT Enhanced Certificate

Award/Program Credits  18


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.

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Health Professions
AAS, Certificate


Pueblo Campus
Stefana Adcock

Southwest Campus
Carter Smith

Fremont Campus
Casey Mauth

BAS Program
Dawnelle Mathis

Interested in taking a FREE class? PCC President Patty Erjavec is offering new students who register for classes 3 free credits with her 3 on Me offer. This offer covers up to $500 in tuition. To qualify, you simply need to be a Colorado resident and be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund program. To accept this offer, simply apply to PCC. We’ll take care of the rest!