Boulder Area EMT Classes with School Options

There are about six schools within 50 miles of Boulder that have emergency medical technician (EMT) courses. Read an overview of the programs, requirements and admission info at three schools within 30 miles of downtown and find out which school is the right one for you.

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EMT Classes in the Boulder Area

There are three community colleges within 35 minutes of downtown Boulder that offer EMT classes. All these programs meet state training standards. In addition to profiling these schools, this article contains a table of pertinent information about them, such as costs and size. This information can help individuals make a sound decision about their training. Listed at the end of the article are a few other nearby schools that offer EMT training classes.

  • At Community College of Denver (CCD), students can earn an EMT certificate. This college is 28 miles from downtown Boulder.
  • Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has basic and advanced certificate programs for EMTs and paramedics. Red Rocks is around 27 miles from the Boulder city center
  • Students at Front Range Community College (FRCC), about 16 miles from downtown Boulder, can earn their EMT certificates and take the continuing education courses required to maintain an EMT license.

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Comparison of Schools

This table allows prospective students to compare these three schools and see which would be the best fit for them. Its format makes it simple to see how the schools stack up in various areas that a student needs to consider.

Community College of Denver Red Rocks Community College Front Range Community College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 10,296* 8,112* 18,761*
Campus Setting Large city Large suburb Large suburb
Tuition and Fees (2015-2016) $3,509 in-state, $13,179 out-of-state* $3,429 in-state, $13,145 out-of-state* $3,527 in-state, $13,244 out-of-state*
Percentage of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2013-2014) 73%* 62%* 68%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - open admissions N/A - open admissions N/A - open admissions
Retention Rate (2013-2014) 53% full-time, 37% part-time* 56% full-time, 40% part-time* 56% full-time, 42% part-time*
Graduation Rate for Students Beginning in 2011 10%* 26%* 20%*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator

Community College of Denver

Emergency medical services (EMS) is one of 11 programs in the Health Services Department at CCD. The program partners with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, which provides 911 services to the Denver area. To participate in EMS, students must be 18 years old, complete three prerequisite courses and meet academic test standards.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

Classes take place at the nearby Rita Bass Trauma Center in cooperation with the Community College of Denver. The program includes EMT basic studies, including patient care and emergency transport, as well as a CPR course and clinical work. Courses in EKG interpretation and intravenous therapy are available as electives. This certificate program isn't approved for financial aid.

Red Rocks Community College

RRCC's Emergency and Public Safety Department includes programs in fire science, park ranger and EMS. The two EMT certificate programs include courses that can be applied towards an associate's degree in paramedicine.

EMT-Basic Certificate

The EMT-Basic program features both classroom and clinical experience courses to prepare students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification exam, which is a requirement for Colorado certification. Topics include anatomy and physiology, in addition to EMT-specific training in emergency transport, First Aid and patient assessment. Students must be 18 years old to begin the first course and have instructor approval to begin the clinical portion.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

This 7-class program goes into more depth in emergency medical services topics and covers subjects such as pharmacology and trauma emergencies. A clinical internship is included. Students who aspire to become paramedics may also use this program as a step towards career advancement.

Front Range Community College

EMT training is available at three of Front Range Community College's campuses, including the one in Boulder. Admission requirements include meeting immunization criteria, having CPR certification, being 18 years old and passing a criminal background check.

EMT Certificate

Earning this certificate qualifies graduates to take the NREMT exam. Classes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities, on ambulance rotations and in hospital emergency departments. In addition to basic emergency care, students learn skills to deal with medical and trauma events. To earn this certificate, students must earn at least a C in all five courses.

Other School Options

There are two more schools within an hour's drive from Boulder that offer EMT and paramedic classes. At Arapahoe Community College, about 38 miles away, students can earn EMT and EMT Enhanced certificates or an Associate of Applied Science EMS-Paramedicine degree. Another option that's 32 miles away is the Community College of Aurora. Here, students can earn certificates for EMT and paramedicine or a paramedicine associate's degree.

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