Emergency Medical Services

NEW for Summer and Fall 2018 EMT classes

If you are interested in joining the Summer or Fall 2018 Semester EMT classes, you must attend a mandatory pre-class information session to get the permission to enroll in the upcoming semesters.  A list of the days and times for the session are located here: 2018 Summer and Fall Information

Certificates

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

Please click here to view about these certificates.

degrees

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-Basic is a minimum requirement for hiring at most fire departments and ambulance services, competition is high for these jobs. Certifications above EMT-Basic such as Advanced EMT, Paramedic and Associates Degrees are highly recommended to be a successful candidate.

Fire department salaries average around $40,000 per year. Private ambulance companies usually start EMT-Basics at about $9.00 per hour. Emergency department technicians are usually paid around $12.00 per hour. Many fire departments are currently looking for those trained beyond the EMT-Basic level and at the EMT-Paramedic level. Paramedic firefighters make approximately $55,000 per year. Paramedics working for private ambulance companies are paid around $15.00 per hour.

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.