Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

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for information on who
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Emergency Medical Technician

The EMT program is a rigorous 12-credit program consisting of five classes, each comprised of both lecture and lab components, as well as a clinical portion. This program can be completed over one or two consecutive semesters. You may also be required to complete service learning hours. Classes are currently offered at the Greeley campus only. Must be 18 years of age or permission of a department advisor.

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 downstairs in the Allied Health Building in room 029.

Please print out the EMT paperwork prior to attending or afterwards for your own convenience.

Do I need to attend a mandatory information session?

Yes, all students must attend a mandatory information session. Prior to coming to the information session, please print out and bring the EMT Information Session Packet.

What are the prerequisites for the EMT program?

What supplies will I need?

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  • EMT Kit (box of gloves [latex free], stethoscope, pocket mask, eyewear, fingerprint card)
  • Uniform (navy blue EMT 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.

What classes do I register for?

  • 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

*NOTE: EMS 121 must be completed before or with all other courses. Failure of EMS 121 will result in administrative withdrawal. All five courses EMS 121-124 and EMS 170 for the EMT program must be completed over one semester.

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.