Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services: EMT Certificate - Academic Plan

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This 12-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work ambulance, apply for firefighting positions, work as an EMT in emergency departments and work ski patrols. EMS 1021  , EMS 1022  , EMS 1023  , EMS 1024  , and EMS 1070   satisfies the state requirements for EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete EMS 1021  , EMS 1022  , EMS 1023  , EMS 1024  , and EMS 1070 ​ will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations. Successful completion of these exams is required for certification in the State of Colorado. EMS 1070  - EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete clinical experience in emergency departments and on fire rescue and ambulance. Accreditation of this program is through the Colorado Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services Division. This agency may be reached at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80222-1530. Telephone: 303.692.2980. Call the School office for program guides 303.797.5889. All students enrolled in this program are encouraged to apply for graduation upon completion of the program.

Course Availability

Total Credits = 12

Required Courses - Major Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
EMS 1021   - EMT Fundamentals 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1022   - EMT Medical Emergencies 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1023   - EMT Trauma Emergencies 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1024   - EMT Special Considerations 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
EMS 1070   - EMT Clinical 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes


Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)


  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Recommended courses may be listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this certificate.

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