Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster
Whether you are interested in working for a fire department or ambulance service, in emergency dispatch, in a hospital emergency room, or in disaster relief, Front Range Community College’s EMT Program is an excellent foundation. This EMT Program also prepares students who are interested in continuing their careers and/or education in:
- Medical school
- Physician assistant school
Earn an EMT certificate
See all EMT course descriptions. See course requirements for these EMT certificates:
EMT Program Admission Requirements
See FRCC admission requirements by campus.
Many EMS students continue their education to earn associate degrees in
paramedic studies or bachelor’s degrees in pre-medicine majors. With the
clinical experience gained in both the EMT Basic and Pre-Paramedic
certificate programs, you’ll also gain excellent patient care
experience, further boosting your physician assistant or medical school
applications. See gainful employment information.
Get EMT Certified
Students who complete the EMT certificate will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination. FRCC will issue a letter of completion that you will provide when seeking certification. Download how to take the NREMT exam.
After completing the NREMT exam, you can apply to the state of Colorado for certification to work as an EMT in Colorado. Learn more about EMT certification in Colorado.
In addition, students can take our EMS115 First Responder course and earn a certificate through the state Division of Fire Safety. Learn more.
Fulfill EMT continuing education requirements
Emergency medicine professionals can fulfill their continuing education requirements and advance their careers with the following courses:
Hands-on, real-life experience
Our students work with state-of-the-art mannequins and equipment. Students gain practical experiences in a cadaver lab and a lab with a fire department where you practice extrications from motor vehicles. All students also complete clinical internships in emergency departments, fire departments, and ambulance services companies. Students benefit from instructors with extensive field experience in emergency medical services and paramedic settings—knowledge they apply to the classroom.
|EMTs and Paramedics
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2011)