Earn a Paramedic Certificate or Degree and Prepare for National Registry Exam and Colorado Certification

Year-long program offers online lecture options and hands-on labs at CMC Vail Valley at Edwards

Hybrid Program and EMT-I Transition Program Available


The next paramedic program cycle will start August 2022.

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 August 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 Vail Valley at 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.

Careers in Paramedicine

Certified and registered paramedics have careers with ambulance and fire services, hospital emergency departments and clinics, ski patrols and search-and-rescue organizations. Many go on to complete academic degree programs in pre-medical studies, physician assistant careers, nursing and emergency medical management.

The demand for paramedics is growing fast, providing expanding career opportunities. Many rural areas are making use of expanded scope skills, and are using paramedics in increased capacities. Some graduates will choose to work in a clinical environment.

Fire departments also have an increasing demand for firefighter/medics. Colorado Mountain College offers a Fire Science degree that complements our paramedic training.


The Colorado Mountain College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
214-703-8992, fax

"I was well prepared for my internship in Las Vegas, as well as for the job in the mountains in Vail because of the excellent wilderness training I received from CMC. I used every bit of my training early in my first job during a 12-hour wilderness extraction."

-Amanda Soychak, EMT-paramedic for the Eagle County Ambulance District