EMS Courses

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  • St. Anthony PreHospital Services Paramedic Academy

  • Paramedic Cycle 102 start date: July 10, 2017

    Application deadline: April 28, 2017

    The Paramedic is not only a health care professional; he/she is the eyes, ears and hands of the emergency physician. Through the paramedic's observations and report, the doctor in charge must be able to make an accurate assessment of a patient that the doctor can neither see nor touch. Through the Paramedic's hands, the doctor renders skilled and appropriate treatment. In their management of the critically ill and injured, paramedics and doctor are linked only by a radio, and the success of their endeavor depends on earned mutual trust and respect. Our Paramedic Program is one of the oldest and most established paramedic education programs in Colorado and the United States.

  • The Paramedic Program begins annually in January and July. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday, & Friday; with a required 4 hour Competency Lab on either Tuesday or Thursday. 

    The Paramedic Program is administered by St. Anthony Hospital PreHospital Services. The Paramedic Program Administrative staff includes Gina Soriya, MD, Scott Phillips, MS NR-P, Tracy Collins, RN, BSN, NR-P, Robert Matoba, BS, MA, Paramedic, and Marilyn Bourn, RN, MSN, NR-P. Principal faculty for the Paramedic Program includes emergency physicians, registered nurses and paramedics. Adjunct faculty is comprised of professionals from other inter-related fields. 

    The course content prepares the student for advanced emergency medical care under the direct radio/telephone communication of an emergency physician or within the protocols set forth by their physician advisor. Field/clinical experience is provided to our students. These clinical hours are in specialized critical care areas. Additional field experience is provided through affiliated EMS agencies. Successful course completion includes certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and International Trauma Life Support. 

    The Colorado Community College and Occupational Education Systems also recognizes the Paramedic Program for up to 49 college semester credits.

    Graduates of the Paramedic Program are eligible to apply for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the State of Colorado.

    The course is approved for Veteran Benefits and Workforce Grants. Other government and private scholarship funds may be available. 

    1. Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 106 minimum) is required for course completion.
    2. Applicants who have already successfully (min. grade “C”) completed either BIO 106 or both BIO 201 & 202 and provided grade transcripts have met this requirement.
    3. Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 106) is offered as a pre/co-requisite with the St. Anthony Paramedic Program (cost is included in the program tuition).
    4. This course is a Red Rocks Community College Course. Eligible for college credit.
    5. These are additional classroom hours for those students requiring it. 
    6. Course offerings vary.
    7. Students may take Anatomy & Physiology elsewhere (BIO 106 course objectives at a minimum) – student must successfully complete the A&P requirement and provide a grade transcript before they will be allowed to complete the Paramedic Program.

    A&P (BIO 106) for the July 2017 Course

    Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday, July 8-9, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Van Gordon Building
    34 Van Gordon Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
    Lakewood, CO 80228 

    Students requiring this course must attend all four days – no exceptions.


    Course Completion/Length:                                              

    The course is divided into three sections:

    • Section I: Beginning of Didactic Hours to Midpoint, 1 – 402 hours            
    • Section II: Midpoint to Final Examination, 403 – 804 hours
    • Section III: Hospital Clinical Rotations, 184 (minimum required)
                      Field Internship, 500 hours (approximate minimum)

      Total Course: 1488 hours (without A&P)* 

      *Note: Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) is included in the St. Anthony Paramedic Program. 
      Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 106) is offered as a co-requisite (cost is included in the program tuition). The additional classroom hours for A&P will be added to total course hours (for those students requiring it). 

      For those applicants who have already successfully completed A&P 201 & 202 will not be required to attend class on the day A&P is taught. 

      Class size: 12 Minimum 

      Tuition & Fees

      $6950.00 Tuition (Includes $500 non-refundable seat fee.)
      $500.00 Technology Fee 
      $95.00 Lab Fee 
      $7545.00 Total Fees (Payable to St. Anthony PreHospital Services)

      Additional Costs NOT Included in the Tuition:(Costs below are approximate.)
      Required Textbooks w/ Learning Management System (LMS): $650-$800 
      Uniforms: $200 
      Background Check: $50 
      Student Health Screening: cost varies 
      National Registry Paramedic Written Examination: $110.00

      The course is approved for Montgomery G.I. Veteran Benefits and Workforce Grants. Other government and private scholarship funds may be available. 

      Step I - Gather Prerequisites: Documentation of the following MUST be submitted as part of the application process in order to be considered for the Paramedic Academy.

      • Current EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT or EMT-Intermediate certification
      • Current Healthcare Provider - CPR Certification
      • High school diploma, GED, unofficial college transcript or college diploma.
      • Proof of 10th grade reading level or above. May be any of the following
        • Unofficial College Transcript
        • Copy of College Degree
        • College Placement Testing (i.e. Accuplacer, Compass, ACT/SAT Scores)
        • Workforce Development assessment testing

      • IV Approval course completion certification (if applicant is an EMT-Basic)
      • Basic EKG (if the applicant is an EMT)
      • Minimum of two recommendation letters (All letters must be original, on letterhead, signed and mailed directly to the PreHospital Services office. E-mails not accepted) Examples include but are not limited to:
        • Personal letters of reference (Required)
        • Primary EMS Agency (Optional)
        • Current Employer (non-EMS) (Optional)
        • Primary Agency Physician Advisor(Optional)
        • Professional letters of reference (Non-EMS work related letters are acceptable) (Optional)

      Note: Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 201 & 202) is not a requirement for admission to the program. 
      Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 106) is included in the program tuition.

      Step II: Online application and documentation submission.

      • Complete the online application. Begin application process.
      • Follow instructions to submit ALL required documentation. You will receive these instructions in your application submission confirmation email.
      • Incomplete applications, missing any documentation, essay questions, or processing fees, will be returned and not considered.

      Step III: Successful Applicants

      • Once a completed application (with all supporting documentation) is submitted, applicants will be scheduled to attend one of the REQUIRED Knowledge Assessment Exam & Initial Program Orientation:
        Knowledge Assessment Exam/Initial Program Orientation is scheduled on the following dates: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
        Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      • Only applicant's passing the Knowledge Assessment Exam with a score of 80% or higher will be considered for acceptance into the Paramedic Program.
      • Applicants with a St. Anthony's affiliated Agency (who have met all admission requirements) will have priority.
      • The EMS Office will notify successful and unsuccessful applicants via e-mail.

        Step IV: Upon acceptance into the Paramedic Program, and by given deadlines, students must provide the following to the PreHospital Services Office:

        • Payment of $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Seat Fee (this fee is applied to cost of tuition)
        • Background Investigation with national healthcare provider clearance approval verification. CBI/FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check is NOT acceptable as substitute.
        • Completed and signed SAH Health form of verification of good health including: (click here for more details
          • Measles, Mumps and Rubella record
          • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
          • Hepatitis B vaccination series started
          • Seasonal Flu vaccination (based upon State of Colorado recommendation)
          • Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) current within the last six months. Immunity titer results ARE acceptable for documentation.
          • DOT Drug Screen/eScreen with synthetics for commonly abused controlled substances. All drug screening must be completed at a Centura Centers for Occupational Medicine (CCOM) facilities. (click here for more details)
        • Completed and signed Payment Agreement Form. Students leaving the Paramedic Program early may be eligible for a prorated refund based upon length of attendance and less the $500 seat fee.

        Required documentation may be sent to: 
        St. Anthony PreHospital Services 
        34 Van Gordon Street, 2nd Floor Suite 200 
        Lakewood, Colorado 80228 
        Fax: 720-321-8971

        Students who have successfully submitted all documentation will be scheduled to take the entrance exam. Below you can find a practice exam along with answer sheets to assist you in your preparation.

      • Accreditation

        The St. Anthony Hospital Prehospital Services Paramedic Program has the following CoAEMSP record from 2010 through 4th quarter of 2016:

        • National Registry Written Examination 92% pass rate on first attempt
        • National Registry Practical Examination 100% pass rate
        • Program Attrition rate 3.62%
        • Positive placement rate of 98.44%

        The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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