Emergency Medical Services (AAS & CERT)

Emergency Medical Services

As of the Spring 2023 semester, CNCC has implemented an enrollment moratorium for the EMS program.  


Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people. They often working in teams, must move quickly and confidently in order to assess their situation and stabilize patients in a wide variety of settings. EMTs are typically employed by hospitals, fire departments, and ambulance services.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at Colorado Northwestern prepares students with the core skills and training needed to work as and EMT. It also prepares them to take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor exam, which then allows the student to apply for EMT certification within most states. For those already working as EMTs, CNCC provides recertification courses and advanced training to help advance your career.

The Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services combines both the EMT and AdvancTed EMT certificate with 31 additional credit hours. This provides students with the core EMT training along with communication and analyzation skills that will help them advance within their career or pursue additional education and training.

Individual certificates include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician Occupational Certificate
    Requires 17 credit hours of classroom work and 1 credit hour of clinical work
  • Advanced EMT Certificate
    Requires both an EMT Certification and 15 additional credits

Emergency Medical Service Checklist:

In addition to your Colorado Northwestern application, you will also need to meet the following requirements prior to starting the program. You should begin this process at least two weeks prior to the start of classes.

  • Be at least 18 years of age to attend off-site emergency department clinicals.
  • Pass Background Check. The State of Colorado requires that everyone looking to be an Emergency Medical Technician pass a criminal background check (CBC) and drug screening. Please review the list of disqualifying offenses before applying.
  • Have a Valid CPR Certificate from an American Heart Association Health Care Provider prior to clinical experience.
  • Be current on all relevant Immunizations: Hepatitis B, MMR, Tetanus and Chicken Pox, TB skin test no more than 3 months prior to the start of class, seasonal flu vaccination.

* This program may have additional requirements necessary to obtain the industry/regulatory certificate. Students are encouraged to review requirements for states where they plan to work prior to enrollment.

The Emergency Medical Services program, NREM (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) - https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public


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About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.