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Emergency Medical Services

EMS Careers

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 Medical 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.

Degrees in EMS

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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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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.

How can I find more information?




The Pikes Peak Community 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). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763



Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 

Rowlett, TX 75088