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2021-2022 Health Professions, Public Safety Pathway
Health Professions Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) three-term certificate program is accredited by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority – EMS. It offers career training for entry-level personnel in EMT. Successful completion of the EMT course leads to eligibility to sit for the state and National Registry EMT exams. This program is ideal for students who plan to go on to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine. Students not interested in the paramedic level may wish to consider the EMT Career Pathway certificate.

Successful completion of the curriculum leads to a one-year RCC certificate and eligibility to apply for the Paramedicine courses at RCC, at any other Oregon community college offering the associate degree, or at the Oregon Health and Science University.

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 emergency medical service programs are:

Perform a patient assessment and formulate and implement a 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 of multiple personnel on emergency scenes.

Demonstrate workplace expectations regarding attendance, safety, conduct, and professionalism.

Entry Requirements

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. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

This program requires an application and satisfaction of certain course admission criteria prior to enrolling in the EMT courses (ES131, ES132). Information is available on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department website (www.roguecc.edu/EmergencyServices/EMS) 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 a high school graduate 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.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Emergency Services Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the Emergency Services Department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing all credits outlined in this program with a grade of “C” or better will earn a certificate in Emergency Medical Services. Certain required courses are 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.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

45-55

Program Map

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 score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

MTH63

Applied Algebra I 1

4

MTH60

or higher-level math

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 2

0-2

 

 

BI211

General Biology I 3

4

 

Prerequisite for program classes.

BI211L

General Biology I Lab

0

 

Prerequisite for program classes.

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

8-18

 

 

Term 1

 

 

 

 

ES105

Introduction to Emergency Services

4

 

 

ES131

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I

5

 

 

ES131L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I Lab

1

 

 

AH100

Medical Terminology: Introduction

3

 

 

BI231

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

 

 

BI231L

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

0

 

 

ES/EMSELEC

Electives

0-2

 

0-8 elective credits allowed in program, as needed

 

Total Credits:

17-19

 

 

Term 2

 

 

 

 

ES132

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II

4

 

 

ES132L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II Lab

2

 

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing 4

3-4

BT113

or higher level writing course

BI232

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 

 

BI232L

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

0

 

 

ES/EMSELEC

Electives

0-4

 

0-8 elective credits allowed in program, as needed

 

Total Credits:

13-18

 

 

Term 3

 

 

 

 

BI233

Anatomy and Physiology III

4

 

 

BI233L

Anatomy and Physiology III Lab

0

 

 

ES171

Emergency Vehicle Operations

2

 

 

COMM100

Basic Communication

3-4

 

or higher level COMM

ES205

Crisis Intervention and Management for Emergency Services Workers

3

 

 

ES268

Emergency Service Rescue

3

 

 

ES/EMSELEC

Electives

0-2

 

0-8 elective credits allowed in program, as needed

 

Total Credits:

15-18

 

 

Approved Program Electives

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

AH110

Medical Terminology: Clinical

3

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

3

BT111

Conflict Management

2

EMS160

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

2

EMS165

Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations

2

ES280

Cooperative Work Experience/Emergency Services

1-6

ES295

Health and Fitness for Emergency Services Workers

3

FRP261

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

1

FRP285

Fire Instructor I

3

HPE295

Health and Fitness for Life

3

HS144

Introduction to Assertiveness

1

WR110

Understanding English Grammar

2



1 Required for graduation.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

3 BI211 is a prerequisite to BI231; CHEM104 also highly recommended.

4 Alternative to Speech and Writing requirements above: 7-8 credits, WR115 and WR121, or WR115 (or higher) and COMM100, 111, 115, or 218.


For more information, contact the Emergency Services Department.

Emergency Services Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: emergencyservicesadvisors@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/emergencyservices
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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