Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate certification


EMT-Basic, 12-credits, is offered at Aspen, Breckenridge, Carbondale, Buena Vista, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle and Steamboat Springs.

EMT-Intermediate, 17 credits, offered at Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Spring Valley.

Paramedic, 45 credits, offered at Edwards.

 See Paramedic Program

An EMT instructor and student practice infant CPR technique.

The Colorado Health Department requires specific training for those who work as emergency medical technicians in emergency care situations. This program covers those requirements and prepares students for the Colorado examination.

Emergency Medical Technician program graduates are hired or serve as EMT volunteers for ambulance services, police departments, fire departments, ski patrols and search-and-rescue organizations.

The EMT program may be taken in conjunction with other course work or independently. However, because of the limited course requirements, it is not appropriate as a sole course of study for full-time students. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technology.

How much does the class cost?

Item Cost
Registration in EMT-Paramedic (2 semesters) $1,710 In District/$3,015.00 In State/$9,510 Out of State
Paramedic Textbooks Required $800/Optional $45
Program Fee $550
Background Check/Drug Screen Fee $95.50—CO residents
National Registry Exam Fee $110 National Registry Fee/$225 CMC Fee
State Certification Fee $17.50 for background check—CBI only (certification free)
Stethoscope $50-$100
ACLS/PALS/PHTLS Certification $750
Laptop or Tablet Computer (Tablet Recommended) Varies
OPTIONAL Out of State Internship Costs Price varies to include travel and lodging expenses
POTENTIAL Credit evaluation/transfer fees Price varies based on how EMT-Intermediate credits transfer

What information do I need to provide to apply?

  • Paramedic Application including essay, resume, and letters of recommendation
  • Proof of being at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of class
  • Signed background check notification form along with background check fee
  • 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
  • Proof of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed rejection
  • Proof of current tetanus vaccination
  • Copy of current CPR for the Healthcare Provider certification
  • Proof of college level reading, writing, and math (ACT or SAT scores, college transcripts, or Accuplacer testing at CMC)
  • Proof of a passing grade in Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Proof of IV Therapy and Basic EKG Interpretation Certifications are highly recommended

Download the EMT Basic Information Sheet (pdf)

Download the EMT Intermediate to Paramedic Information Sheet (pdf)