About the Program
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is accredited by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority - EMS, and the Paramedicine program is nationally 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 EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).
The program offers career training for entry-level personnel ranging from EMTs to paramedics. During the first year of study, successful completion of the EMT course leads to eligibility to sit for the state and National Registry EMT exams. Successful completion of this curriculum qualifies the graduate to sit for the state and national registry exams to become a paramedic.
Program Learning Outcomes
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for Paramedicine Associate of Applied Science are:
Perform a patient assessment and formulate and implement an Advanced Life Support treatment plan for patients with a variety of medical and traumatic emergencies.
Demonstrate effective communication, cultural competency, and conflict management and intervention skills for people in crisis.
Implement self-care strategies and techniques to address the impact of stress and emotional trauma on emergency providers.
Demonstrate leadership, teamwork and decision making in the management treatment, or transport of emergency patients.
Demonstrate workplace expectations regarding attendance, safety, conduct, and professionalism.
Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.
This program requires an application and satisfaction of certain course admission criteria prior to enrolling in paramedic courses. Information is available on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department website (https://www.roguecc.edu/dept/emergencyServices/ems.asp) or at the Emergency Services Department office located at the RCC Table Rock Campus. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Emergency Services Department advisor prior to beginning any coursework.
Students must be at least 17 years old to apply to the EMT course. Students must be high school graduates or have a GED or equivalent for certification. In addition, students will be required to complete all screening requirements outlined in OAR 409-030-0190 and additional RCC requirements.
Students completing the credits outlined in this program with a grade of “C-” or better and successfully certifying at the EMT level, will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine. Certain required courses may be graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Emergency Services Department advisor prior to beginning any coursework. This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.