EMT School

Why Choose The Denver Health Paramedics - EMS Education EMT Program?


The Paramedic Division at Denver Health Medical Center responds to over 100,000 calls per year. Our EMT students get the opportunity to learn in a high-volume, fast paced urban setting, gaining practical experience unmatched by any other EMT program in Colorado. Ride along with the Denver Health Paramedic Division promise exposure to a wide variety of clinical situations. During the course, students receive over 200 hours of both didactic and skills training from paramedics who actively work in the field.  In addition, EMT students have the opportunity to complete a shift in one of the busiest emergency departments in the region with both adult and pediatric trauma capabilities.

The Denver Health Paramedics EMT training program follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and is designed to teach students basic medical skills needed to respond in an emergency situation. Once completed you are eligible to test for the Colorado State EMT certification.


Applications for our Accelerated EMT Course on the Metropolitan State University (MSU) Campus are now open! This course is for MSU students only. If you are not currently a student at MSU you are not eligible for this course.

This course will begin January 22, 2019 and end March 16, 2019. The first 8 weeks will be held on the Metro State Campus in the West Classroom Building Room 262. The remaining week (finals week) will be held at Denver Health Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education building at 190 W. 6th Avenue Denver, CO 80204. 

This course will provide the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student the knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of patients suffering from traumatic insult/injury and/or of medical nature.  Attendance and success of the EMT course requirements will qualify and prepare the learner to sit for the NREMT online exam and participate in the NREMT psychomotor final, although does not guarantee certification.

Our EMT course will be accelerated for the summer semester, with didactic and skills labs provided in a 9 week time frame. 


This course will also be considered as a Hybrid. You will be able to participate in the lecture portion of the course remotely if you choose.

Hybrid courses are courses that combine on-campus classroom instruction with online learning components and /or out –of-class activities.

In a hybrid accelerated course, traditional face-to-face instruction will be reduced but not entirely eliminated due to the expanse amount of information that will be provided.  Reliable internet access is a requirement of the course. 

Cost of the course is $1600.00. Course fee includes all book fees, clinical fees and uniform shirts. 

This course is NOT eligible for financial aid.

Applications for classes offered at Denver Health EMS Education will open on November 1st, 2018.

Semester Schedule Course: Applications Closed, course is full. Begins January 22nd, 2019 and ends May 11th, 2019. This course runs Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm-10pm. Cost: $1600.00  This fee includes books, clinical rides and NREMT practical exam. The written NREMT test is the responsibility of the student.  

Accelerated Course:Begins January 22nd, 2019 and ends March 16th, 2019. This course runs Tuesday- Friday from 8am-5pm. Cost is $1900.00. This fee includes books, clinical rides and NREMT practical exam. The written NREMT test is the responsibility of the student. 

** New this year** - you will be required to have a BLS for Health Care Provider Certification PRIOR to class. You can visit our schedule here if needed.


An application fee of $35.00 will be required at time of application. If accepted to class the option of paying tuition in full or participating in a tuition agreement payment plan will be offered. All tuition payments will have be paid in full before issuance of a certificate of completion of the course.

Registration Requirements

 Complete the online application

  • You will need to have a BLS for Heath Care Provider Certification PRIOR to class. You can visit our schedule here if needed.
  • Submit immunization records: Hepatitis B series.
  • Obtain a background check through our background check service by clicking here and in the package code box enter the code EN14. The background check could take up to 5 days to be processed.


"You're going to be there when a lot of people are born, and when a lot of people die. In most every culture, such moments are regarded as sacred and private, made special by a divine presence. No one on Earth would be welcomed, but you are personally invited. What an honor that is."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -Thom Dick