What will I learn?
Our EMS program 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 and Paramedic. EMT is the entry-level program and the course will teach you 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 Advanced EMT has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment. The Advanced EMT program is open to those who are currently certified EMTs in Colorado and has an expanded scope of practice with additional medications, assessment and treatment.
The program requires a background check and drug screen before admittance.
To enroll in the EMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Paramedic programs, you must be at least 18 years of age, have all current immunizations, and be able to meet the requirements of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment EMTS Division Functional EMT job description.
Degree & Certificate Options:
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians page to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. The program does not meet requirements in other states.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
PCC has not determined if the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology program meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.