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Emergency Medical TechnicianRequirements

Explore the classes that will teach you the skills you need to become a basic EMT. Study anatomy and physiology and learn how to assess and treat medical and trauma emergencies and handle special emergency situations. 

The 15-week EMT certificate program consists of five classes for a total of 12 credits:

  • EMT Fundamentals
  • EMT Medical Emergencies
  • EMT Trauma Emergencies
  • EMT Special Considerations
  • EMT Clinical

Lecture subjects coincide with labs that give you hands-on experience in realistic scenarios. Apply your skills in a clinical rotation in the community and gain real-world EMT experience.

How to Apply to the Aims EMT Certificate Program

Visit the EMT Application page for details on how to apply to the Aims EMT certificate program.

Earn Dual High School and College Credit While Studying to Become an EMT

Weld County high school seniors can earn dual high school and college credit while attending EMT classes taught at Aims. Ask your high school counselor if your school participates in the Aims concurrent enrollment program.

Continuing Education and Refresher Classes for Experienced EMTs

EMS IV/IO Therapy

Advance your EMS career through continued education by taking the Aims IV/IO therapy class (EMS 132). Learn the basics of phlebotomy and intravenous and intraosseous therapies and how to administer medication through an IV/IO port. 

This class is required for admission to the Aims paramedic program. It is included as part of several EMS certificate programs that prepare you to apply for the paramedic program, including the advanced EMT, pre-paramedic and paramedic prep certificates.

You must be a registered Colorado EMT with a valid AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR certification and meet background and immunization requirements to take this course.

Before signing up, email us to set up a mandatory EMS advisor session.

EMT Basic Refresher Class

The EMT basic refresher class (EMS 126) is for basic EMTs who need to meet recertification requirements for the state of Colorado or the NREMT exam. With a hybrid online lecture and in-person lab format, earn two continuing education (CE) credits for both Colorado and NREMT recertification.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Introduces the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student to prehospital emergency care. The topics included in this course are Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems, well-being of the EMT, communications, documentation, anatomy, airway management, and patient assessment. Prerequisite(s): Professional level CPR certification. Three credits.

3
required

Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills to effectively provide emergency care and transportation to a patient experiencing a medical emergency. This course focuses on the integration of the physical exam, medical history, and pathophysiology when assessing and treating the medical patient. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

Professional level CPR certification and EMS 121 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Corequisites
EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170
4
required

Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of a patient who has suffered a traumatic injury. The concepts of kinematics and the biomechanics of trauma, along with pathophysiology and injury patterns will provide the student with the ability to assess and manage the trauma patient. Two credits. 

Course Prerequisites

Professional level CPR certification and EMS 121 with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Corequisites
EMS 122, EMS 124, and EMS 170
2
required

Provides the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student with the knowledge and skills required to modify the assessment, treatment, and transportation of special patient populations and patients in special circumstances. This course also provides an overview of incident command, mass casualty incidents, vehicle extrication, air medical support, hazardous materials, and terrorism. Two credits. 

Course Prerequisites

Professional level CPR certification and EMS 121 with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Corequisites
EMS 122, EMS 123, & EMS 170
2
required
1
Total Certificate Credits 12