2023-2024 Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor,

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-semester certificate in Emergency Medical Technician and enter the workforce. Students explore EMT patient care skills and procedures. Students study medical and trauma emergency procedures and assessment. This certificate program provides students with entry-level skills required for careers with a fire department, ambulance service, hospital emergency room, or disaster relief. This EMT Program also prepares students who are interested in continuing their careers and/or education in nursing, paramedicine, medical school. Students who complete the EMT certificate will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination. After completing the NREMT exam, you can apply to the state for certification to work as an EMT in Colorado.

Learn more about this program.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the program you will be able to:
1.  Understand and apply emergency medical knowledge when caring for a patient as an entry-level EMT
2.  Assess a patient and use appropriate skills to treat and care for the sick or injured patient
3.  Demonstrate the personal and professional behaviors relative to the role of an entry-level EMT
4.  Integrate knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to function in the emergency health care system

First Semester

EMS 1021EMT Fundamentals


EMS 1022EMT Medical Emergencies


EMS 1023EMT Trauma Emergencies


EMS 1024EMT Special Considerations


EMS 1070EMT Clinical


Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12

Important Program Notes:

A part-time format spanning two semesters may be offered. Check with your preferred campus for information.