Paramedic Preparation Program

Thank you for your interest in the Paramedic Preparation Program at Red Rocks Community College.

The Paramedic Preparation Program is designed to prepare graduates to earn an Associates of General Studies, and ultimately enter a Paramedic course of study. Additionally, upon completion of a Paramedic course of study an Associate Degree in Paramedicine may be an option for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. The course of study provides the student an opportunity to acquire basic and advanced life support knowledge and skills by utilizing classroom instruction, practical laboratory sessions, realistic simulations, hospital clinical experience, and field internships with emergency medical service agencies.

We have developed the Paramedic Preparation program at RRCC to not only meet Paramedic pre-requisites while earning an Associate’s degree, but also to provide a solid academic and clinical background that will help students succeed in their Paramedic applications and studies. That being said, I must be clear that this program is in no way required to gain acceptance into a Paramedic course, it is only an alternate option to meet the admission requirements of these programs, as well as a way to earn all required credits for an Associate’s degree. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure this program will meet the pre-requisites of the Paramedic program they are interested in. Our graduates have been accepted into, and successfully completed Paramedic programs at HealthONE EMS, St. Anthony’s Hospital, and Denver Health. Additionally, successful upon completion of the program the HealthONE EMS Paramedic Education Program will offer the graduate a place in their program.

The program begins fall semester and applications are accepted on a continual basis. Interviews are conducted in mid-April for a fall start.

Please visit the links below for an overview of the program, course sequence, and application. If further information is needed please contact

Paramedic Preparation Program Resources

Emergency Medical Technology Associates of Applied Science PDF Format
Paramedic Preparation Program Fact Sheet PDF Format
2017 Paramedic Prep Information Sheet
Paramedic Preparation Program Application Packet PDF Format
Paramedic Preparation Program Course Sequence PDF Format