Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT) is a one semester, certificate program that gives you the ability to begin your health care career on completion of the class. EMT is an entry level program with no experience required. EMT's are used in ambulances and emergency rooms and it is a requirement to apply to most fire departments. At Red Rocks Community College, EMT is also the first semester in the Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology degree. Pell Grant eligible student can obtain a CTE Grant to cover a portion of the class tuition. Register early for the class.  Space is limited each semester and the classes fill quickly.

2018 Spring Class Options

Section 001 Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm 1/17/2018-5/8/2018
Section 002 Tue, Thur and Fri 12:30pm-5:30pm 1/16/2018-5/8/2018
Section 004 Thursday and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 1/18/2018-5/8/2018

Part Time Option

This program takes two (2) semesters to complete.  Students will take EMS 121 and EMS 123 in the fall semester and EMS 122, 124, and 170 in the spring semester.

Section 003    Monday and Wednesday    6:00 pm- 9:30 pm   August 21- December 12

Program Prerequisites

  • Proof of age 18 by the first day of class
  • The student must be eligible to enroll in ENG 121 or provide proof of completion of ENG 121, or its equivalent, with a grade of C or higher.

Course Requirements

By the first day of class, the student is required to have the following:

  • Criminal Background Check and Urinalysis-Disqualifying Offenses
  • Physical Exam with proof of vaccinations and a TB test
  • American Heart Association CPR card at the BLS Provider Level


Students must meet with an EMS faculty member or a college advisor to enroll.  For more information or to schedule an individual enrollment appointment, please contact Lou Hren at Louis.Hren@rrcc.edu, Robert Vroman at Robert.Vroman@rrcc.edu, or Steven Brown at Steven.Brown@rrcc.edu.