The Pathway

Through a partnership with ACC, DCSD students will be able to complete their Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. This 12-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work in an ambulance, apply for firefighting positions, work as an EMT in emergency departments and work ski patrols. Those who complete the sequence will be eligible to take both the National Registry Practical and Written Examinations. EMT Clinical is the course in which the student will complete approximately 24 hours of clinical experiences in emergency departments and on fire rescue and ambulance. Students can earn industry certificates such as CPR certification and Emergency Medical Responder Certification.

Pre-req: none. Students will need to able to do clinicals on an occasional evening or weekend and have their own transportation. EMT students will need to provide some of their own equipment such as stethoscopes. More information will be available from ACC.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age prior to the start of the Clinical Rotations (EMS 1070)
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare CPR for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) certificate
  • Obtain the required vaccinations
  • A Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen is required for all EMS students.

This pathway is taught by Arapahoe Community College professors at the DCSD Legacy Campus on our compatible schedule so high school students can earn their EMT certificate while in high school. Students take all courses in this pathway in a sequence during their senior year. After indicating interest in this pathway, students will begin receiving information directly from the director of the EMS program at ACC so they can begin providing information to the university regarding vaccinations, background check, etc.

Students who register for EMT will take ALL classes in one year as a 12th grade student. EMT students will need to provide some of their own equipment such as stethoscopes and uniform. More information will be available from ACC.

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