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Emergency Medical Services Certificates

Offered at: Boulder, Larimer, Westminster

In our EMT training programs, you'll be taught to provide supportive care to patients in the pre-hospital emergency setting. Beyond teaching and developing the necessary skills associated with being a successful EMT, the program also focuses on developing and maintaining critical thinking skills, professionalism, effective communication with patients and colleagues, and showing compassion for the patients we serve.


12 credits
(1 semester)

This EMT certificate program provides students with entry-level skills required for employment with a fire department, ambulance service, hospital emergency room, or disaster relief organization. This EMT program also prepares students who are interested in continuing their careers and/or education in nursing, paramedicine, medical school.

Students who complete the EMT certificate will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination. After completing the NREMT exam, you can apply to the state for certification to work as an EMT in Colorado.

EMT certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements by campus.

Clinical EMT

24 credits
(2 semesters)

The Clinical EMT certificate prepares students for entry-level work in a variety of healthcare or emergency medical service environments, such as fire departments, private ambulance or emergency room facilities. The Clinical EMT is an Emergency Medical Technician that has expanded their knowledge and skills through professional development to better care for patients under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.

Clinical EMT certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

“The FRCC EMT program is beyond compare. I was able to experience more than the competition. The cadaver lab, going on calls, using real people with realistic moulage, not having to verbalize all scenarios, People Care, and live sticks for learning IVs, are just a few of the items that made me truly appreciate everything FRCC offers.”

- EMT Graduate

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply emergency medical knowledge when caring for a patient as an entry-level EMT.
  2. Assess a patient and use appropriate skills to treat and care for the sick or injured patient.
  3. Demonstrate the personal and professional behaviors relative to the role of an entry-level EMT.
  4. Integrate knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to function in the emergency health care system.

Hands-On Experience

Our students work with state-of-the-art mannequins and equipment. All students complete clinical internships in emergency departments, fire departments, and ambulance services companies.

Transfer Options

Many emergency medical service 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 Training and Pre-Paramedic certificate programs, you’ll also gain excellent patient care experience, further boosting your physician assistant or medical school applications.

Fulfill EMT Continuing Education Requirements

Emergency medicine professionals can fulfill their continuing education requirements and advance their careers with the following courses:

EMT and Paramedic Salaries

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
EMTs and Paramedics

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2021)

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