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2023-2024 Catalog 
  
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Paramedic Option Certificate


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Career Opportunities

The EMS program prepares you for a career in the pre-hospital health care field as an emergency medical care provider at the EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic level. Career opportunities include providing patient care while working for an ambulance agency, fire service, hospital or other health care facility.  Additional opportunities are in such areas as tactical EMS, critical care transport and ski patrol. If you graduate with an AAS degree you have additional opportunities in administration and management in the pre-hospital field.  PCC also offers a Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Paramedic Practice to advance your scope into critical care and community paramedic.

Program Description

This program teaches you the knowledge and skills needed for scene management, emergency patient care and transport. This includes scene safety, patient assessment and treatment, medication administration, documentation and patient transport. Upon successful completion of the program, you may take the National Registry exam and, upon passing the exam, you may apply for Colorado State Certification at your level of training.

Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

To enroll in the EMT, AEMT or Paramedic programs, you must be at least 18 years of age, have all current immunizations and be able to meet the requirements of the PCC EMS Common Functional Abilities Standard. For enrollment into the Paramedic programs, you must have a current Colorado EMT certification, an EMT IV endorsement, successfully complete all prescreening examinations and prerequisites, and obtain department approval for enrollment into these programs.

The EMS Department is offering an EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Bridge course for those who are EMT-Intermediates. To qualify for this program you must be an EMT-I99, be eligible for state certification, and pass an EMT-I prescreening exam. For more information on prerequisites and classes, please call the EMS Department.

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