Skip to content
Spacer
Spacer

2022-2023 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 the Emergency Medical Service Certificate of Completion 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.

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.

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.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

45-50
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

MTH60

Required for graduation, or higher-level math

RD90

College Reading

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

BT113

Required for graduation, or higher-level composition course

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1

 

 

BI211

General Biology I 2

 

Required prerequisite for BI231

BI211L

General Biology I Lab

 

Required prerequisite for BI231L

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

11-17

 

 

Term 1

 

 

Check in with Advisor

ES105

Introduction to Emergency Services

 

 

ES131

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I

 

 

ES131L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I Lab

 

 

AH100

Medical Terminology: Introduction

 

 

BI231

Anatomy and Physiology I

 

 

BI231L

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

 

 

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Term 2

 

 

 

ES132

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II

 

 

ES132L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II Lab

 

 

ES295

Health and Fitness for Emergency Service Workers

HPE295

 

BI232

Anatomy and Physiology II

 

 

BI232L

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

 

 

EMS165

Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations

EMS160

or approved program elective

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Term 3

 

 

 

BI233

Anatomy and Physiology III

 

 

BI233L

Anatomy and Physiology III Lab

 

 

ES171

Emergency Vehicle Operations

 

 

ES205

Crisis Intervention and Management for Emergency Services Workers

 

 

ES268

Emergency Service Rescue

 

 

COMM100

Basic Communication

 

or higher-level COMM

EMS160

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

EMS165

or approved program elective

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(0-4 program elective credits allowed in program)

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

FRP261

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

1

FRP285

Fire Instructor I

3

HS144

Introduction to Assertiveness

1

WR110

Understanding English Grammar

2

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

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

For more information, contact the Emergency Services Department.

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