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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

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Additional information available on the Emergency Medical Services Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy 

Pikes Peak State College offers a variety of courses in the Emergency Medical Services field. It is a Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Pre-hospital Care Division approved training center. It has the approval of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. The programs are implemented with the cooperation of local medical societies and emergency medical agencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree program, students should be able to:

  • Perform relevant EMS psychomotor skills
  • Interpret and apply EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner
  • Effectively apply communication techniques in various situations

Emphasis Areas

Emergency Medical Technician

This program provides the Emergency Medical Technician the opportunity to complete the educational requirements for the AAS degree. This program offers education, training, and supervised clinical experiences to further prepare an EMT student to function in the pre-hospital setting such as urban/rural EMS, fire services, or contracted medical work with industrial, tactical, or expeditionary systems. Students will also be better equipped to apply for work with public and private healthcare institutions and correctional institutions under the scope of practice available to practitioners in Colorado.

General Education Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 45

Total Credit Hours for Emergency Medical Technician Degree Emphasis: 60


This program provides the Emergency Medical Technician at the Paramedic level with the opportunity to complete the educational requirements for the AAS Degree in Emergency Medical Services. Options are designed for the Paramedic level to allow students an opportunity to pursue a career compatible with their interest. Paramedic cohorts begin each Fall. A cohort is comprised of AAS and certificate-seeking students. The application process opens at the start of each Spring semester. Students are required to be Colorado-certified EMTs and have completed BIO 201  with a C or higher to apply. The application process includes the TEAS V for Allied Health exam.

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