Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Registering for EMS Courses and Programs

The COVID-19 Vaccine is required for all EMS students

UPDATE: Effective August 16th 2021 everyone will be required to wear a mask on campus regardless of your vaccination status

Registration for Spring 2022 courses will open on November 21st, 2021

Information about each of our programs, as well as links to all documents referenced below, can be found by visiting the Information Sheets link of the left hand side of this page. A schedule of courses being offered each semester can also be found on that page.

Registration for the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course (EMS 115), and Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (EMS 126) are open enrollment. Simply log in to your student account on "The Rock" and register for these courses online.

Registration for the EMT Program requires permission of a faculty member or college advisor. To enroll in the EMT program please meet with a college advisor, or faculty member, on campus or electronically. Please keep in mind that the majority of campus operations are being done remotely, so the preferred contact is via e-mail. Before contacting an advisor or faculty member please review the EMS Program Information Packet.

Please pay close attention to the pre-requisites for the program, the HPR 102 co-requisite, and the items that must be completed before the first day of class. All of these are found in the EMS Program Information Packet.

Registration for upper level courses require permission of a EMS faculty member. Please be sure you have reviewed the Program Information Packet.


Contact Information

To set up an appointment with an advisor please visit the Advising Webpage.

For more information regarding the Red Rocks EMS Program, or to set up an individual advising appointment with a faculty member, please visit our contact information page (e-mail is always the preferred contact method as we are away from campus for an extended period of time right now)


Red Rocks Community College offers the EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic certificates

Please click here to view about these certificates.


Red Rocks Community College offers several Associates Degree options in Emergency Medicine

Please click here to view about this degree.

Job Prospects and Income

With the rapid growth in the Denver area comes the need for expanded emergency services. While EMT is a minimum requirement for hiring at most fire departments and ambulance services, competition is high for these jobs. Certifications above EMT such as Advanced EMT, Paramedic and Associates Degrees are highly recommended to be a successful candidate.

Salaries for EMS providers vary widely based on the level of certification and education an individual has, as well as the type of service they work for. The salary for an EMT can range from $22,000 per year to $61,000 per year. The salary for a paramedic can range from $30,000 - $85,000 per year. Private EMS agencies tend to have lower pay rates and lower entry requirments, while third service agencies and fire departments tend to have higher pay rates as well as higher entry requirements, including a minimum number of college credits or an associate's degree to even apply.

Paramedic Agreement with St. Anthony's Hospital

The RRCC paramedic program has an articulation agreement with St. Anthony’s Hospital. Students need to apply and be accepted into the St. Anthony’s program in order to do our Paramedic AAS degree: http://www.sahems.org/SHE/Courses/Paramedic-Academy/. If a student has done his/her paramedic cert at another hospital, please contact robert.vroman@rrcc.edu for other degree options.

The RRCC Emergency Medical Services program has been approved by:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

Contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment