LP Research Resources September 29, 2016

Colorado Mountain College EMT-Paramedic School

The Colorado Mountain College EMT paramedic training program offers EMT training students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic and certification for a pre-hospital worker.  The College has three EMS certification programs:  EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic.

EMT-Basic is a 12-credit program and is offered at these campuses:
Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Buena Vista, Dillon, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, and Steamboat Springs.

EMT-Intermediate is a 17-credit program offered at: Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs, and Leadville

EMT-Paramedic is a 45 credit certification program and takes place at the Edwards campus.

Program Information

Students are trained in a variety of technical skills, as well as practical theory.  These include, but are not limited to:  patient stabilization, extrication, scene management, advanced life support procedures, patient transportation.

The EMT-paramedic program at the CMC is a year-long program, starting in January of each year. It consists of three full-time semesters totaling over 1,000 hours of classroom, clinical, and field instruction. This EMS program offers two options for completion: completing lecture hours via face to face or distance learning with required lab days on the Edwards campus. Students must earn a “B” or better in the EMT-paramedic program in order to receive a Colorado Mountain College Certificate of Occupational Proficiency. The certification will allow the student to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam.

Admission and Requirements

• Must complete and provide high school transcript
• Must be 18 years of age
• Provide all transcripts from all colleges attended
• Provide Test Scores (ACT, SAT, or ASSET)
• Have current Immunization records
• Pass a physical exam (with form completed)
• Provide Selective Service Status
• Have a current CPR certification card
• Pass drug screening and background check

For EMT-paramedic (in addition to the above):

  • Paramedic Application including essay, resume, and letters of recommendation
  • Immunization records including proof of MMR vaccinations (2 shots or titer), current flu shot, and proof of chickenpox immunization (or reliable history)
  • Proof of negative TB test within the past year
  • Hold current Hepatitis B vaccination or signed rejection
  • Certificate of passing grade in Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Certificate of current National Registry and Colorado state EMT-Basic Certification
  • Proof of IV Therapy and Basic EKG Interpretation Certifications highly recommended

Additional Information

Applications and downloadable program information can be found on the college website. In addition, for admissions, three letters of recommendation are required. These may be mailed directly to the College, but you must enclose names, addresses, and phone numbers of the professionals who are providing recommendations.

Contact Information

EMS Department a~ 970-569-2924

Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(970) 945-8691 – (800) 621-8559, toll free

Admission contact: joinus@coloradomtn.edu