EMT Program in Colorado

EMT program in Colorado provides the necessary knowledge to the students about emergency medical services at four different levels, which are- EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic. It enables students to carry out life-supporting tasks at places of trauma and emergencies. In Colorado, EMT program can be taken from colleges, universities, technical schools, and even hospitals.

Eligibility Criteria


In order to enrol for EMT program in Colorado, the students must fulfil the following requirements:

  • At least 18-years of age is must for every student.
  • It is compulsory for a student to possess a valid driving license.
  • The student must have a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification by any of the basic healthcare providers.
  • A proof of GED or high school certificate should be provided by the student.
  • Some schools also test the students’ ability to read, write and speak English and mathematical skills through tests, like COMPASS, ACCUPLACER and ASSET.
  • Students must provide proofs of immunizations for measles, mumps, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, Hepatitis B, chickenpox, and rubella.
  • Students also need to provide a negative report of tests done for tuberculosis, chest X-ray and a flu shot.
  • A drug check-up and a check on the criminal background are also mandatory for every student.

Coursework

The coursework of EMT program aims at furnishing detailed knowledge to the students so that they can easily handle the emergency situations. However, the skills and knowledge are provided at different levels of program.

  • EMS Systems
  • Well-being of the EMT
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • How to properly move and lift patients?
  • Patient assessment, documentation, patient record and communication
  • Respiratory and cardiac emergencies
  • Diabetic, poison/overdose emergencies
  • Handling trauma cases, like injuries of head, neck, spine, chest and abdomen
  • Shock and bleeding management
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics emergencies
  • Airway management and oxygen techniques
  • Environmental & pediatric emergencies
  • Musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries
  • Handling several patients at a time, and at hazardous situations
  • Handling patients in ambulances or other modes of transport
  • Mass-casualty incidents

Duration and Fees


The approximate fees of EMT program in Colorado will ranges between $2000 and $6500 per student. The duration of an EMT basic program is about 192 hours while an intermediate and paramedic course may last up to 10 months or more.

State-Approved EMT Program Centers

  • Aims Community College
    Address: 5401 West 20th Street, Greeley, Colorado- 80634
    Contact Number: (970) 330-8008
    Official Website:http://www.aims.edu/
  • Arapahoe Community College
    Address: 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado- 80120-1801
    Contact Number: 303-797-4222
    Official Website: http://www.arapahoe.edu/
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Address: 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado- 81501-3122
    Contact Number: 970-248-1020/ 800-982-6372
    Official Website:http://www.coloradomesa.edu/

  • Colorado Mountain College
    Address: 1402 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado- 81601
    Contact Number: 970-945-7486
    Fax: 970-945-6240
    Official Website: http://coloradomtn.edu/
  • Community College of Aurora
    Address: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, Colorado- 80011-9036
    Contact Number: 303-360-4700
    Official Website: http://www.ccaurora.edu/
  • Community College of Denver
    Address: Campus Box- 215, P.O. Box- 173363, Denver, Colorado- 80217
    Contact Number: 303-556-2600
    Official Website:http://www.ccd.edu/
  • Front Range Community College- Boulder County Campus
    Address: 2190 Miller Drive, Longmont, Colorado- 80501
    Contact Number:  303-678-3722
    Fax: 303-678-3699
    Official Website: http://www.frontrange.edu/
  • Morgan Community College
    Address: 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado- 80701
    Contact Number: 1-800-622-0216
    Official Website: http://www.morgancc.edu/
  • Pikes Peak Community College
    Address: 5675 South Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado- 80906
    Contact Number: (800) 456-6847
    Official Website: http://www.ppcc.edu/

  • Pueblo Community College
    Address: 900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado- 81004-1499
    Contact Number: 719-549-3200
    Official Website: http://www.pueblocc.edu/
  • Red Rocks Community College
    Address: 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado- 80228
    Contact Number: 303-914-6600
    Official Website:  http://www.rrcc.edu/
  • Denver Health Paramedic Division
    Address: 190 West 6th Avenue, MC-3652, Denver, Colorado- 80204
    Contact Number: 303-602-2531
    Official Website: http://www.denverems.org/

Contact

In case of any further information or queries on EMT program in Colorado, you may contact:

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
EMSDP-PCP-A-5, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive,
Denver, Colorado- 80246-1530
Contact Number: (303) 692-2980

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