Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Registering for EMS Courses and Programs

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 the EMT and AEMT Refresher Program (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 attend one of the EMS Orientation sessions, or meet with a college advisor on campus. When attending the Advising and Orientation session please bring a copy of the EMS Program Information Packet with you.

If you register through an advisor please attend an Orientation session after you are registered in order to learn about the activities that must be completed before the first day of class. When attending the Orientation session please bring a copy of the EMS Program Information Packet with you.

For all other EMS programs permission of a faculty member is needed. Please attend an EMS Orientation session and bring a copy of the Program Information Packet with you.

Students enrolling for the first semester (EMT Program), must also enroll in HPR 102 - CPR for Professionals. (Any one of the following sections: 001, 602, 603, 604, or 605)

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Red Rocks EMS Program, or to set up an individual advising appointment, please contact one of the faculty members below (e-mail is always the preferred contact method as we are often away from our desks and in the classroom)

Robert Vroman, M.Ed., BS NRP
EMS Program Director

Andy Terrell, AAS., BA, NRP
EMS Faculty

Louis Hren, BS, EMT-P
EMS Faculty


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