Emergency Medical Technician EMT-Intermediate
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs at Technical College of the Rockies are designed to provide initial and on‐going training in emergency medical care for service providers. Students may earn initial or refresher certificates in the following areas:
- EMT Basic
- Emergency Medical Responder
- Wilderness First Responder
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- CPR and First Aid
Emergency medical technicians, more commonly known as EMTs, are often the first ones to arrive at the scene following an emergency, ranging from car accidents and heart attacks and everything in between. Lives are often hanging in the balance, and EMTs must act quickly to save them. The pressure might be too daunting for most, but the reality is that people’s lives depend on the speedy, competent care that EMTs and paramedics provide.
Courses include EMT Basic and Intermediate as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR and First Aid, IV Therapy for EMT’s and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Students who successfully complete EMT‐Basic or EMT‐Intermediate training at TCR will be prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Certification exam as well as apply for and receive Colorado State EMT Certification. Our hands‐on, application‐based curriculum is taught by experienced professionals. Students will benefit from the low teacher‐to‐student ratios while gaining relevant skills and knowledge.
Because learners also participate in clinical hours at cooperating and approved hospital emergency departments and local fire/ambulance services contributing in actual patient care, they create strong connections with regional medical service providers.
EMTs work under the medical direction of a physician to provide sick or injured individuals with emergency treatment and transport to a medical facility. They can also be employed or volunteer with fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, ski patrols, search and rescue agencies, as well as safety and health positions in mining, gas/oil exploration and maintenance and construction operations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment opportunities nationwide for EMTs are expected to grow by 30% between 2010 and 2020.
TCR provides a student‐centered environment consistent with its core values of preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the ability to succeed in their area of employment while grooming them for advancement in their careers and enhancing their service to the community. Graduates of our EMS programs have the opportunity to participate in a broad spectrum of experiences in the healthcare field while continually building on their interpersonal skills as part of a patient care team.