Emergency Medical Services

Western Colorado Community College offers Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Paramedic certifications through the Emergency Medical Services program.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) This course is the basic information and skills to work in an emergency scene. No requirements. Students can apply on MavZone.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) This 10-credit hour certificate program provides the basic skills to work in emergency rooms, ambulances, fire departments and on the ski patrols. After completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry written and practical examinations. Requires Instructor Approval.

Paramedic The  AAS paramedic program provides advanced medical care of the sick and injured. It has four components: Lecture, Lab, Clinical's and Field internships. This is approximately 1200 hours. The student must complete all coursework, lecture, lab, clinical and field internship, as well as pass all academic and practical components before sitting for the National Registry Examination. Requires Instructor Approval.

 Applications: EMR does not require pre-applications. 

                       EMT Application

                       Paramedic Application

**Information meeting for EMT and Paramedic courses**

It is recommended that you attend this meeting to obtain information on the course of interest.  

May 1 for Fall Semester, 6:00pm at the Student Wellness Center (1060 Orchard Ave.), Room 102. 

For priority registration, please complete and submit the application prior to the meeting date.

Costs and Fees 

Please check the CMU website for current tuition costs for the course you are taking.

Additional Fees are listed under the specific courses.

Emergency Medical Technician



  • 2018 NREMT Cognitive exam pass rate 81%
  • Graduate student job placement - 100%


“The EMT-Paramedic program at Colorado Mesa University/ WCCC has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status; it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.”


Emphasis/Degree Options

»Technical Certificate

Emergency Medical Responder


»Associate of Applied Science

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic


Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be at 18 years or older before clinical's.
  • Possess current EMT certification.
  • Possess current AHA CPR certification.


Gainful Employment

EMT Paramedic - 51.0904