Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

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EMT Intravenous Therapy

This class is designed to assist students in building the hands-on skills needed to:

  • Successfully start an IV
  • Develop decision-making skills critical in IV therapy

Students practice IV skills on each other in class and then complete an 8-hour clinical (minimum). In order to qualify for state certification as an EMT-IV, students must complete 4 successful IV sticks on a patient in a clinical setting. The instructor-to-student ratio utilized in this program helps to ensure that safety standards are met and provides the one-on-one attention that is needed to learn this skill.

Students must be currently certified in CPR and as a Colorado EMT before they will be signed off to register for the class.

Supplies for the EMT-IV program can be purchased at the Aims Bookstore, medical stores, or various department/discount stores throughout the area.


  • Textbooks
  • One box of gloves (Latex free)
  • Protective eyewear

Students must register for:

  • EMS 130 EMT Intravenous Therapy (2 credits)

If you are interested in taking the EMT-IV Program, please review the following pages for instructions on mandatory prerequisite requirements and registration information.

  1. Assessment Scores
  2. CPR Certification / Colorado State EMT Certification
  3. Immunizations
  4. Background Check and UA
  5. Release of Confidential Information and Previous Expulsion Notice
  6. Program Prerequisite Due Dates
  7. Registration Information

Essential Skills

Check out the essential skills guide which is a list of commonly encountered qualities and skills typically necessary to be successful in a particular program or area of interest.