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EMS Courses

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).

EMT Class – EMS 121 (12 Credit Hours)

  • Corequisites: EMS 122, EMS 123, EMS 124, and EMS 170
  • Prerequisites: All incoming EMT students are required to take the Accuplacer assessment exam UNLESS you already have a degree or have successfully completed an accredited 100 level English course with a grade of “C” or better. Testing students must test into or above English/Reading CCR 092. The test is available in the Testing Center on the CentreTech Campus or in Student Services in the West Quad on Lowry Campus. There is a proctoring fee for the exam. Students must also be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or "lawfully present" and be 18 years old.
The Community College of Aurora offers EMT as the introductory program for any individual with an interest in prehospital emergency medicine. This progrm is an innovative alternative to EMT courses offered by other agencies. The education revolves around the latest in simulation studio technology which integrates EMT knowledge and real-life practical skills. EMT will provide entry-level EMS education for the student. Upon successful completion of this program, including written and practical examinations, and being at least 18 years of age, candidates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Techinicians (NREMT) EMT Certification Examination which is required to become EMT certified in Colorado.

Paramedic Phase I – EMS 225 (16 Credit Hours)

  • Corequisites: EMS 226, EMS 229, EMS 233, and EMS 235
  • Prerequisites: All incoming Paramedic students are required to take the Accuplacer assessment exam UNLESS you already have a degree or have successfully completed accredited 100 level English and Math courses with a grade of "C" or better. Testing sutdents must score into or above English CCR 092. Students must also have Basic Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 106) or Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 201) with grade “C” or higher; current Colorado EMT, IV and CPR certifications; and acceptance to the CCA EMS Program.
Serves as the first course of the National Standard Paramedic Curriculum as approved by the Colorado State Department of Health and Environment.

Paramedic Phase II – EMS 227 (15 Credit Hours)

  • Corequisites: EMS 228, EMS 230, EMS 231, EMS 232, EMS 234, and EMS 236
  • Prerequisite: Paramedic Phase I/EMS 225 and corequisite course completion
The Community College of Aurora offers Paramedic Phase II as the next step to achieving a paramedic education. Paramedic Phase II will provide a comprehensive and complete education for the student. This course will surpass the traditional Paramedic course offered by other agencies in several areas.

Paramedic Phase III – EMS 280 (8 or 14 Credit Hours)

  • Corequisite: EMS 237, EMS 281 with Instructor Permission(dependent upon student & clinical/field hours accumulated) Please Note: Students who do not accumulate enough hours will have to take EMS 281 the following semester to complete the program.
  • Prerequisite: Paramedic Phase II/EMS 227 and corequesite course completion
Phase III is the Internship Phase of the Program. The intent of this phase is to practically integrate the knowledge that was delivered during Phase I & II.


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