This certificate provides the highest level of pre-hospital medical care for sick and injured persons. This field is growing at an enormous rate. EMT-Paramedic is the highest certification for a pre-hospital provider, requiring high-level responsibilities, such as patient stabilization, extrication, scene management, advanced level life support procedures, and patient transportation.
The one-year program at Colorado Mountain College will train you to deal with these and many other types of emergencies. During three semesters, you will complete over 1000 hours of classroom, clinical, and field instruction. This program prepares the 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.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this certificate. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For details see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
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.
Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in EMT-Paramedic.
EMT-Paramedic is offered at Vail/Eagle-Valley Campus in Edwards. Please see your adviser for a recommended sequence of courses.
This certificate curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in EMT Paramedic and credits may be applied toward that degree. CMC also offers certificates in EMT-Basic , EMT-Intermediate , and Wilderness Emergency Medical Services . For federal student aid purposes, this program is defined as 49 credit hours and 60 weeks.
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