St. Anthony Paramedic Academy offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic. The Paramedic Academy is one of the oldest and most established paramedic training programs in Colorado. The Paramedic Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for EMT-Paramedic. The Colorado Community College and Occupational Education Systems recognizes Paramedic Academy for 49 college semester credits.
The Paramedic course cycles begin annually in January and July. Though costs and fees are subject to change, currently applications fees are $50 and tuition is $6,050, which includes lab fees. Books and uniforms are not included in these fees.
PARAMEDIC Course 91 – Starts January 2012
Application Deadline is November 7, 2011
Application Testing: Tuesday, November 15 or Thursday, November 17 at 9 a.m.
Classes are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anatomy & Physiology is offered Tuesdays
Course length is 1,196 to 1,330 hours (without A&P), and students can usually finish in six months to ten months, due to the program’s flexible clinical/field rotation schedule.
To enter the Paramedic Academy training program a candidate must possess a:
• Current EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification
• Current Healthcare Provider – CPR Certification
• High School diploma, GED, or college transcript
• Documentation of reading level at 10th grade or above
• Basic EKG & IV Approval courses (EMT-Basic Applicants ONLY)
Anatomy & Physiology (College Level) is included in the program and not a requirement for admission. In addition, applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be scheduled for an EMT-Basic Knowledge/Assessment Test. A score of 80% or greater must be achieved in order to be considered for the paramedic training program. The EMS office will notify successful individuals by e-mail and/or regular mail of qualifying status.
Academy Course Information
The Academy provides field/clinical experience to all paramedic students. Additional field experience is provided through affiliated EMS agencies in order to complete the certification requirements. Once paramedic training courses are successfully completed, certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers and International Trauma Life Support are awarded. Graduates of the Paramedic Academy are eligible to apply for certification with the National Registry of EMT Paramedics and the State of Colorado.
The course is approved for Montgomery G.I. Veteran Benefits and Workforce Grants. Other government and private scholarship funds may be available. For more information contact Jami Cavos at 303-629-3975 or 1-800-393-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail completed applications with all required documentation to:
St. Anthony Hospitals PreHospital Services
34 Van Gordon Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone (new) 720-321-8970
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Paramedic Program Coordinator, Tracy Collins, at email@example.com or by calling 720-321-8978.