Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

See the contact page
for information on who
to contact for each
EMS area

Find out more about the new Public Safety Institute

Emergency Medical Technician

The EMT program is a rigorous 12-credit one semester program consisting of five classes, each compromised of both lecture and lab components, as well as a clinical portion. You may also be required to complete service learning hours. Classes are currently offered at the Greeley campus only and will be offered at the Windsor campus Spring 2016.

Mandatory Information Session

There is a mandatory information session held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at either 12:00pm or 5:00pm located in the PSI building on the Windsor campus (1130 Southgate, Windsor, CO 80550).

Is there an online class?

Yes there is an online class. This class is an online class with face to face labs.

Do I need to attend a mandatory information session?

Yes, all students must attend a mandatory information session. If you are not able to make a mandatory meeting, please contact Kristie Cordes at 970-339-6582.

What are the prerequisites for the EMT program?

What supplies will I need?

  • Textbook information will be given at Information Sessions.
  • Box of gloves [latex free], stethoscope, pocket mask, eyewear
  • Uniform (navy blue pants, white polo shirt, black or brown work boots)

Supplies for the EMT class can be purchased at the Aims bookstore, medical stores, or various department/discount stores throughout the area. Contact an EMS faculty member if you need ideas about where to shop.

What are the steps to becoming a certified EMT?

  • Successfully complete all EMS courses in the EMT Basic program (121, 122, 123, 124, 170)
  • Apply for and pass the EMT National Registry written and practical exams. Each National Registry exam costs $70 and is not included in your tuition or course fees.
  • Apply for Colorado State EMT certification through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Additional costs range from $17.50 to $39.50.

How do I register?

  1. Apply to Aims (once you apply you can register right away)
  2. Register for the following classes.
    • EMS 121: EMT Fundamentals - 3 credits
    • EMS 122: EMT Medical Emergencies - 4 credits
    • EMS 123: EMT Trauma Emergencies - 2 credits
    • EMS 124: EMT Special Considerations - 2 credits
    • EMS 170 (clinical) - 1 credit (only after all prerequisites are complete)

*NOTE: EMS 121 must be completed before or with all other courses. Failure of EMS 121 will result in administrative withdrawal.  EMS 121-124 for the EMT program must be completed in one semester. EMS 170 must be completed in the same semester or the semester immediately following successful completion of EMS 121-124.

What are the essential skills of an EMT?

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.

Do I need assessment scores to take EMT?

Contact Kristie Cordes regarding this question @ 970-339-6582.