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Emergency Medical Services

EMS is an exciting field that offers a dynamic environment with challenging situations for people who have a calling for public service.

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Careers in Emergency Management Services

EMS is an exciting field that offers a dynamic environment with challenging situations for people who have a calling for public service. EMS providers operate in a variety of positions in the healthcare field. They can be found working on ambulances or fire apparatus in 911 systems, volunteer agencies, disaster medical assistance teams, emergency rooms, hospitals and other aspects of allied health.

What's it like to work in Emergency Management Services?
Critical thinking and active listening are a essential skills in the field of EMS. Typical work actives include assisting and caring for others, providing medical attention and sometimes emotional support. In the field of EMS many people work with a team. EMS is a challenging and rewarding field.

 
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Emergency Medical Services Degrees & Certificates

Whether you have years of experience working in the Emergency Medical Services field, or are just beginning, our EMS Program can meet your needs.

PPSC offers the following program options:
  • Certificate of Completion for Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certificate of Completion  for EMT Enhanced Curriculum
  • Certificate of Completion for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certificate of Completion in Paramedicine
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in EMT
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedicine (with an AAS in EMT or Paramedic, you can continue your education in the ESA Bachelor of Applied Science)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Paramedic Practice 
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Resource Links

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:

The national certification agency for pre-hospital care providers. This is your first stop for initial EMS certification.

Colorado EMS Online Application

Colorado EMS Online Application

Follow the link for directions on obtaining a Colorado State EMS certification. Initial Colorado State certification requires a National registry certification in addition to this online application.

Colorado State EMS Office

Colorado State EMS Office

The branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment responsible for certifying Colorado pre-hospital providers. This website serves a references for all things EMS in Colorado.

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Applications

Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education

What is the CREATE grant?

CREATE assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. This grant program is intended to provide funding to EMTS agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only.

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Zero-Cost for Some Medical Programs

Many certificate programs within Medical Sciences are now available at zero cost, thanks to Care Forward Colorado. Students in these programs get free tuition, fees, books, materials and necessary vaccinations. Any other financial aid could be used on top of that for living expenses, technology needs, or other related costs.

No special applications are necessary to enter the program. Just register for classes and you’ll be reimbursed.

Qualifying programs include:


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Accreditation

Paramedic Program Accreditation

The Pikes Peak State College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 

CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
caahep.org

CoAEMSP
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
214-703-8445   
coaemsp.org