This program will prepare individuals to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients of all ages, and provides additional academic instruction to prepare students for leadership positions in emergency care. The coursework provides instruction in acute care, critical differences in physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical symptoms so that appropriate emergency assessment and treatment can be provided, and the necessary information communicated to a responsible physician. General education courses provide students with skills needed to either become supervisors or continue their emergency medicine education.
This program prepares students for the National Registry Paramedic Examination. Students are responsible for all associated costs some of which are: CBI background check, National Registry Exam, and Colorado Certification. Additional requirements may apply at individual clinical sites.
This program has selective admission requirements. Admission criteria may change from year to year. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the current year’s admission packet. An admission packet can be obtained by contacting Pre-enrollment Services. You must be selected for admission to enroll in this program.
Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) have signed an agreement that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Administration/Public Safety. CMU will accept a maximum of 60 credits from the completed AAS Paramedic degree. Additionally, CMU will allow an additional 30 credits of general education designated as lower division major requirements toward the BAS; these courses can be taken at CMC. CMU requires that students complete the last 30 credits with them. CMU offers a number of upper division courses via distance education. Please consult with your adviser.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses in this degree. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For details see the Academic Placement and Testing section. Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT-Paramedic.
EMT-Paramedic is offered at Vail/Eagle-Valley Campus in Edwards.
This schedule assumes that the student already has an EMT-Basic certification . Please see your adviser for a recommended sequence of courses.
CMC also offers certificates in EMT - Intermediate , EMT-Paramedic , and Wilderness Emergency Medical Services .