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Code: F_CER_EMTF

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Prospect, and Westminster Campus

Clinical EMT

This certificate is a two-semester program designed prepare students for entry-level work in a variety of healthcare or emergency medical service environments, such as fire departments, private ambulance or emergency room facilities. The Clinical EMT is an Emergency Medical Technician that has expanded their knowledge and skills through professional development to better care for patients under the supervision of a doctor or nurse. This certificate will concentrate on Emergency Medical Services for a total of 24 credits and is attainable in two semesters. This certificate is comprised of didactic and experiential teaching, as well as clinical placements in the healthcare or emergency medical services field.

By completing Human Anatomy and Physiology coursework as elective requirements, the Clinical EMT certificate will also suffice as a pathway for individuals applying for paramedic school. Paramedic school applicants are encouraged to contact the paramedic school in which they are applying to determine entry requirements before selecting and completing their elective courses.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EMS 121EMT Fundamentals

3

EMS 122EMT Medical Emergencies

4

EMS 123EMT Trauma Emergencies

2

EMS 124EMT Special Considerations

2

EMS 170EMT Clinical

1

 

HPR 178Medical Terminology

1

or

HPR 208Medical Record Terminology

2

 

EMS 130EMT Intravenous Therapy

2

HPR 190Basic EKG Interpretation

2

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Electives

Select 6-7 credits of electives from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
EMS 180EMT Clinical Internship

2

or

EMS 138Basic Simulation Lab

3

 

EMS 190EMT Professional Development

2

HPR 200Advanced ECG Interpretations

2

HPR 101Customer Service in Healthcare

2

HPR 119Computers in Health Care

2

BIO 106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Additional certificate completion opportunities below:

- If HPR 208, HPR 101 and HPR 119 courses are completed as required and elective courses, students will also earn a Health Care Customer Service Basics certificate (6 credits).

- If HPR 200 is completed as an elective, students will also earn an Electrocardiogram certificate (6 credits).

- If BIO 106 is completed, it will transfer toward a Paramedic certificate at other CCCS colleges, but may not transfer toward a Paramedic AAS degree.

- If BIO 201 and BIO 202 are both completed, they will transfer toward a Paramedic AAS degree at other CCCS colleges. If both courses are taken at FRCC, this will extend completion time by one semester and may impact Financial Aid eligibility depending on remaining credit hours and course sequencing. See program contacts per campus location for more information.

- EMS 190 is currently being revised with our industry partners. Information in this catalog for this course reflects title and description as they are currently listed in CCNS prior to revisions and will be updated once course changes have been finalized.

Total Credit Hours: 24-25

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