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2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMT Basic Certificate

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CIP 510904 (EMTB)

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 121 , EMS 122 , EMS 123 , EMS 124 , and EMS 170  satisfies the state requirements for EMT Certification. Those who successfully complete EMS 121 , EMS 122 , EMS 123 , EMS 124 , and EMS 170  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. In addition, the student needs to enroll in EMS 170 - EMT Clinical  where the student will complete approximately 45 hours of 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.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinical Rotations (EMS 170 ).
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certificate
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (one and two) or Titer
  • Tetanus within the last 10 years
  • MMR vaccinations (one and two) (or Titer)
  • TB Skin test (within 3 months of the class start date)
  • Current flu vaccination for the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Access the Application Process page to find information on Processes, Disqualifying Events and Release forms for Health Care students
  • Castle Branch criminal background check and drug screening
  • Students should have been assessed to be at college-level in English and Mathematics (see Student Resources and Services - Assessment   in this Catalog)
    • May substitute documentation of completion of a 4-year degree or ENG 121  (required) and MAT 108  (recommended) with a grade of “C” or better

Program Requirements

Total: 12 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses required for this program must be completed with a “C” or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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