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  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Contact Us

    Pueblo Campus
    Ann Flores
    719-549-3489 
    Ann.Flores@pueblocc.edu

    Fremont Campus
    Eric Ingmire
    719-296-6105
    Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.edu

    Southwest Colorado Community College
    Troy Salazar
    970-247-2929 
    Troy.Salazar@pueblocc.edu

  • Did You Know?

    Pueblo Community College has a pass rate on the National Registry of EMTs at 67% for EMTs, 73% for EMT-Intermediates and 100% for Paramedics.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall or Spring Semester

    Award: Certificate

    Average Class Size: 20

    Program Length: 1 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Part-Time

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Hybrid

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos

    Download Program Guide

  • 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. If you graduate with an AAS degree, you have additional career opportunities in administration and management in the pre-hospital field.  

    Salary ranges from $23,091.00 to $47,750.00

    What Will I Learn
    The EMS program will prepare you to enter the field of emergency medicine. We offer three levels of EMS education, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate (EMT-I) 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 EMT-I has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment. The Paramedic level is the highest recognized in Colorado for an out of hospital emergency medical personnel. The Paramedic has a higher level of training in patient assessment, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment. The EMT-I and Paramedic programs  also include cards in ACLS and PALS. Each of these levels has a national exam and a state certification process. The EMT, EMT Intermediate and Paramedic programs require a background check and drug screen before admittance. 

    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 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. 

    The Pueblo Community College Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org)upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

    To contact CAAHEP:
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
    1361 Park Street 
    Clearwater, FL 33756 
    727-210-2350 
    www.caahep.org

    To contact CoAEMSP:
    8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
    Rowlett TX 75088 
    (214) 703-8445
    FAX (214) 703-8992
    www.coaemsp.org

    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) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

  • Spotlight

    PCC's EMS department is pleased to announce the launch of a hybrid EMT program. This program will be partly online with in class meetings on Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. This course will meet all of the requirements of our EMT program in a format that allows more flexibility. Please call Ann Flores at 719-549-3489 for more information.