Colorado Mountain College ET students train for ambulance transport and care.

Earn a Paramedic Certificate and Prepare for National Registry examination and Colorado Certification

Year-long program offers online lecture options and hands-on labs in Edwards

Hybrid Program and EMT-I Transition Program Available


Which EMS/EMT Program is for You?

EMT-Basic
The 12-credit hour, entry-level EMT-Basic program is for those interested in working as emergency medical technicians in emergency situations. Students earning a ‘B’ or better receive a CMC Certificate of Occupational Proficiency and may take the National Registry Exam. Offered at Aspen, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle and Steamboat Springs.


EMT-Intermediate
The 17-credit hour EMT-Intermediate program trains students with EMT-Basic state certification in higher-level responsibility and more complex medical and trauma emergency treatment. Intermediate students receive credit for clinical and field internship hours and skills completed during training. Students earning a ‘B’ or better in the program will receive a CMC Certificate of Occupational Proficiency and may take the National Registry Exam. Offered at Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Leadville.


Intermediate to Paramedic Transition
The 30-credit hour Intermediate to Paramedic Transition Program trains Intermediate level EMTs for the highest level of certification for pre-hospital workers. Transition Program students (Intermediates) receive credit for the first semester of the Paramedic program. Students earning a ‘B’ or better in the program receive a CMC Certificate of Occupational Proficiency and may take the National Registry Paramedic Exam. This program has selective admissions requirements. Offered only in Edwards.


Paramedic
The 45-credit hour Paramedic program takes Basic or Intermediate level EMTs to the highest level of certification for pre-hospital workers. CMC’s hybrid program gives students the option of attending lecture days via distance learning. Required labs are at the Edwards campus. This program prepares students for the National Registry Paramedic Examination. This program has selective admissions requirements. Offered only in Edwards.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

This program is offered at Edwards


Colorado Mountain College’s Paramedic program provides specific training for those interested in attaining the highest level of certification for a pre-hospital worker. The paramedic program trains students in high-level responsibilities such as:

  • loading heli-ambulancePatient stabilization
  • Scene management
  • Advanced life support procedures
  • Patient transportation

The paramedic program also prepares students for the National Registry examination and Colorado state certification.

The year-long paramedic program, starting in January of each year, consists of three full-time semesters totaling over 1200 hours of classroom and clinical and field instruction. This hybrid program offers the option of completing lecture hours via face to face or distance learning with required lab days on the Edwards campus.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Colorado Mountain College Certificate of Occupational Proficiency and will be allowed to sit for the National Registry Paramedic Exam.

How much does the class cost?

Item Cost
Registration in EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Transition Program (30 credit hours) $1,710 In-District
$3,090 CMC Service Area
$3,210 In-State
$11,190 Out of State
Textbooks Required $800 / Optional $45
Program Fee $1,100 ($550/Spring, $550/Summer)
Registration in Paramedic (45 credit hours) $2,565 In-District
$4,635 CMC Service Area
$4,815 In-State
$16,785 Out of State
Textbooks Required $800 / Optional $45
Program Fee $1,100 ($550/Spring, $550/Summer)
Background Check $34.20 – CO Residents
Drug Screen Varies by location
National Registry Exam Fee $150
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 for Paramedic Program Price varies based on how EMT-Intermediate credits transfer

Download Paramedic Program Information Sheet (pdf)

Download EMT Intermediate To Paramedic Transition Program Information Sheet (pdf)

Download Program Brochure (pdf)

Download Paramedic Program Application (pdf)

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