Emergency Medical Services

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(970) 339-6397

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Find out more about the new Public Safety Institute

Paramedic Program

At Aims Community College we offer our paramedic students top notch instruction, clinical experiences and state of the art training facilities/equipment. We are located just five minutes east of I25 on HWY 34. We have a program designed for individuals who are continuing to work full time through the program and hold classes on a Friday and Saturday rotation. Our clinical sites are second to noe. Students rotate through major hospitals, ambulance services and fire departments in Northern Colorado and the Denver Metro Area. We have high tech equipment such as the Anatomage Virtual Cadaver that is used at Stanford University and the Mayo clinic. Simulation robots, Life Pak and Zoll monitors, simulation studios, ambulance and fire apparatus and more. Our instructors are seasoned paramedics with real life experience as well as the education to back up their skills.

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Advanced Placement Options

NEWEarn your Bachelor's Degree through Regis University!
Transfer your Aims AAS of paramedicine to Regis University to their BAS program. Email kristie.skala@aims.edu for information.

NEWEarn your Associates of Applied Sciences with your paramedic certificate

Accreditation?

The paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

CAAHEP Accredited through CoAEMSP

Aims Community College has the following CoAEMSP record from 2011-2015:

  • National Registry Written Examination 96.2 % pass rate
  • National Registry Practical Examination 98.1% pass rate
  • Program Attrition rate 3.5%
  • Positive placement rate of 81.8%%
  • Retention 96.5%

Sample class schedule

What is the cost of the program?

Are there scholarships available?

For more information visit the scholarship webpage or
contact Jessica Sosa
jessica.sosa@aims.edu 
(970) 339-6399

Are any of the paramedic courses online?

Some lectures will have an online Wimba option, but students will need to attend lab sessions as scheduled.

What are the pre-requisites for the program?

Intermediate to Paramedic Bridge Program:

  • Current State of Colorado EMT-I certification
  • Current PALS, ACLS, BLS, IV and Basic EKG certifications
  • Completion of any one of the following with a grade C or better: HPR 137, BIO 105, BIO 106, or BIO 111
  • Completion of pre-admission testing
  • Students must pass a background check
  • If accepted, students must supply personal health insurance for the duration of the program

Paramedic Program:

  • Current State of Colorado EMT-Basic Certification
  • Current BLS Health Care Provider level certification from the American Heart Association
  • IV Certification
  • Completion of any one of the following with a grade C or better: HPR 137, BIO 105, BIO 106, or BIO 111
  • Completion of pre-admission testing
  • Students must pass a background check and drug screen
  • If accepted, students must supply personal health insurance for the duration of the program

RN to Paramedic Bridge:

  • Current RN License
  • Current State of Colorado EMT or EMT Intermediate Certification
  • Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS/PEEP Certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of ICU, CCU, ED, Flight, or CCU ground Team( applicants must complete the employment verification form and all experience must be within the last 5 years)
  • Completion of pre-admission testing
  • If Accepted, students must pass a background check.
  • If accepted, students must supply personal health insurance for the duration of the program.

When will the next program begin?

  • The next cycle of paramedic school begins in August of 2016
  • Applications for this cycle are due May 13, 2016
  • Interviews and testing will be conducted May 31, 2016
  • Applicants will be informed of selection for next cycle by the end of the day, May 31, 2016
  • Financial Aid, Admissions, Disability services, VA services, and advisors will be available for you to meet with them on May 31, 2016

How can I get more information?

If you would like to talk to someone about this great program please contact:

Paul LaFleur
(970) 339-6693
paul.lafleur@aims.edu