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  • Advanced EMT
  • Fast Facts

    Pogram Start Term: Fall

    Award: Certificate

    Average Class Size: 15

    Program Length: 1 Semester

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Part-Time

    Course Availability: Evening with some weekends

    Program Location: Pueblo Campus

  • What Will I Learn
    The EMS program at Pueblo Community College 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 (AEMT) and Paramedic. The EMT is the entry level and the course will teach 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 AEMT has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment. The Paramedic level is the highest recognized in Colorado for emergency medical service personnel. The Paramedic has a higher level of training in patient assessment, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment.     

    Each of these levels has a national exam and a state certification process. Pueblo Community College has a pass rate on the National Registry of EMTs at 67% for EMTs, and 100% for Paramedics. We don’t yet have data on the AEMT program as that program will launch in the fall of 2019.   

    Pueblo Community College offers initialtraining at all EMS levels recognized by the State of Colorado. The EMT, AEMT and Paramedic programs require a background check and drug screen before admittance. 

    Career Information
    As an EMS professional, you may work for an ambulance service, fire department, in tactical EMS, critical care transport, or as an emergency department technician. New opportunities are opening at the Colorado Mental Health Institute.  If you graduate with an AAS degree, you have additional career opportunities in administration and management in the pre-hospital field. 

    Salary ranges from $28,780 to $49,092

    Our Experienced Faculty
    The PCC EMS faculty are all experienced advanced level EMS providers who have worked  in many different EMS agencies both urban and rural. This gives our programs a depth of knowledge and experience. Our instructors also have many years of EMS education experience and are great at helping students in the classroom and clinical setting. The program medical director has received commendation from the Committee of Accreditation for EMS program site visitors for providing an exceptional level of physician student interaction in the paramedic program. 

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    The EMS program at Pueblo Community College has up to date equipment and facilities. This includes a simulator lab with high tech manikins for real to life simulations in patient assessment and treatment. There is also an ambulance simulator for practice in packaging, moving and caring for  patients in an ambulance environment. 

    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.