LP Research Resources September 27, 2016

Arapahoe Community College Paramedic Program

Located ten miles south of Denver, Arapahoe Community College is a 2-year college offering over 100 degree and certificate programs, including paramedic training degree certification. Paramedic programs are available at the certificate and associate degree levels, available through HealthOne EMS paramedic programs.

The HealthOne EMS program is the fifth oldest accredited Paramedic education program in the nation, has the largest faculty of any program dedicated to EMS education in Colorado, and is a Nationally recognized faculty.

The EMT training certificate offers two formats: accelerated, full-time six month program and a part-time one year program. The school states a National Registry examination pass rate of 100%.

HealthOne EMS also offers refresher courses for renewal certification of EMT Basic through paramedic levels of certification.

Program Prerequisites for Admission

The following requirements are for both EMT Basic and EMT Advanced:

• Complete an Arapahoe Community College application and meet the admission requirements
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Possess current and accredited CPR certification
• Possess current immunization records including, Hepatitis B, MMR, Tetanus and Chicken Pox, & TB skin test
• Complete a score of 80 or greater on the ACCUPLACER reading test
• Complete a criminal background check

It is recommended the student begin the application process 2-3 weeks prior to the first EMS training course.

Training courses begin at the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider level and continue through to paramedic including such courses as Prehospital Trauma Life Support certification.

Program Information

The EMT-Paramedic Certificate program is offered in the Denver suburb of Englewood, through a partnership with HealthONE EMS. In addition to the above requirements, prior to beginning the paramedic training program students must have one year of experience as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate and provide documentation of several prerequisite courses and medical records. Once admitted to the paramedic program, students are trained as paramedics through a blend of lectures, lab work, clinical experiences and fieldwork internships. Courses covered include injury prevention, paramedic ethical issues, pharmacology and obstetric emergencies.

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Paramedicine Program is also available in Englewood through a partnership with HealthONE EMS. This program is offered as a full-time or part-time program throughout the year. The paramedic program requires approximately 1,200 hours of classroom study, lab work, clinical experience and field internship experience. Students begin their studies with basic anatomy and physiology, and review EMT-Basic training and coursework in the fundamentals of paramedicine. Advanced study covers cardiology, pharmacology and handling medical emergencies.

For further information or to apply you can request a HealthONE EMS Englwood Campus EMT Information and Application Packet, OR a North Suburban Medical Center EMT Packet. These can be requested online by submitting your contact and email information or you can apply directly, online, by downloading a HealthOne EMS paramedic certificate application from their website www.healthoneems.com.

Contact Information

Inquiries regarding Arapahoe Community College can be made through mail:  5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO.  80160-9002 or by phone:  (303) 797-4222.
For further information of the EMS courses and application process contact HealthONE EMS at (303) 788-6317.