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About EMS and Our Program

About Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services, or EMS, is a system that provides medical care to the sick and injured during emergencies. EMS utilizes both basic and advanced life support providers that respond to heart attacks, vehicle accidents, and childbirths on ambulances and fire engines. These highly trained EMS providers work in an action oriented environments where they can impact the lives of the community they serve. By utilizing their training, equipment and experience EMS providers have the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The Community College of Aurora Emergency Medical Services program offers the training programs to help individuals reach their goals of becoming an EMS provider. In addition to offering a quality education at an affordable price, our paramedic school employs a state of the art training facility which provides one of the most realistic simulation environments currently available. When this is coupled with dynamic instruction from experienced professionals, and exceptional clinical experiences, the formula for success is in place.

Note: Look into our CPR Classes as well.

About Our Program

The Emergency Medical Services Program at the Community College of Aurora has been training rescuers for well over a decade. During this time, we have educated thousands of health care providers. With a focus on quality, the Community College of Aurora EMS program continues to make a difference every day in people’s lives.

Our programs are led by Faculty and Staff that are all experienced professionals in their field. They bring an unparalleled level of dedication to the classroom. When this is teamed with the oversight of an actively involved medical director, the knowledge that is passed on to the students provides an exceptional base for decision making when lives are on the line.

The Community College of Aurora EMS program also has a state of the art training facility. The simulation environments provide the most realistic learning opportunities currently available among paramedic schools in the Denver, Colorado area. The EMS program integrates both high-fidelity manikins and actual patients. Between the simulated environments and the clinical experiences with our affiliated agencies, a student completes the program equipped with the confidence, skills and abilities to be successful in their chosen field.

For more information regarding career options, salary ranges, educational opportunities, and physical and sensory requirements for working in Emergency Medical Services, please see CCA's Emergency Medical Services Plan of Study.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.  The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

The College has designated Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources, as its Affirmative Action (AA) Officer, Equal Opportunity (EO), and Title IX Coordinator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact her by e-mail at, by phone at 303-360-4752 or by US mail at 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Administration Building, Office # A207E, Aurora, Colorado  80011.  Ms. Tamara White, Dean of Student Services serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and may be reached by e-mail at, by phone at 303-360-4746 or at 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Administration Building, Office # A106F, Aurora, Colorado  80011.

You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.

The Community College of Aurora EMS 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).

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