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Why Choose The Denver Health Paramedic - 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 alongs 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 didatic 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.pschool side5

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 elgibile to test for the Colorado State EMT certification.

Open Now!

Applications for our newly created  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 August 21st, 2018 and end December 8th, 2018. The first portion of the class 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's 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 held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5pm - 9pm. 

 This course is NOT eligible for financial aid.

This course is currently no longer accepting applications. We will post application dates for the Spring 2019 semester soon.

Applications for EMT School Courses offered at Denver Health EMS Education are closed. We will open applications for the Spring 2019 courses November 1st, 2018. Thank you for you interest in our classes!

Semester Schedule Course: 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 2nd, 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. Click here to apply for the accelerated course.    

** 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. 

A non-refundable 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.

If you have further questions about any of the above classes please feel free to contact Ruth Tsige at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 303-602-2531. 



Registration Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the application of your preferred class.
  • 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.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

There are a number of options available for financial assistance. We encourage you to explore these options and apply for anything that fits your needs.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant to further supplement their tuition for the EMS Education Institute.

US Department Of Veterans Affairs
The Denver Health Paramedic School is a US Department of Veteran's Affairs approved school for both the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment CREATE Grant Program
CREATE assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. Applicants must have as their purpose the provision of emergency medical and trauma services in Colorado to be eligible. This grant is intended to provide funding for education and training for emergency medical and trauma services.

Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship
Bound Tree Medical has assisted children of EMTs and Firefighters interested in becoming EMTs, or furthering their certification by becoming Paramedics. Scholarships are awarded nationwide for those who fit the eligibility criteria and are interested in pursuing a state approved certification program

There are a number of options available for financial assistance.We encourage you to explore these options and apply for anything that fits your needs.


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