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2022-2023 Health Professions, Public Safety Pathway
Health Professions Public Safety

Emergency Medical Services: EMT

Career Pathway Certificate

About the Program

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) two-term pathway certificate 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. Successful completion of the curriculum leads to a two-term RCC pathway certificate and the ability to apply for positions as an EMT in hospital emergency departments and ambulance services. It is also the minimum requirement for some firefighter positions.

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 Services EMT Career Pathway Certificate are:

  • Perform an adequate 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 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 (ES) Department office located at the RCC Table Rock Campus. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an ES 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 to be eligible to sit for the state and National Registry EMT exams. 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 ES 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 ES 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 an EMT pathway certificate. 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.

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:

26-32
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

RD90

College Reading

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

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

0-12

 

 

Term 1

 

 

Check in with Advisor

ES105

Introduction to Emergency Services

 

 

ES131

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I

 

 

ES131L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part I Lab

 

 

ES295

Health and Fitness for Emergency Service Workers

HPE295 

 

 

Term Credits: 13

 

 

Term 2

 

 

 

ES132

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II

 

 

ES132L

Emergency Medical Technician - Part II Lab

 

 

ES268

Emergency Service Rescue

 

 

ES171

Emergency Vehicle Operations

 

 

FRP261

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

COMM100/MTH63

or approved program elective

 

Term Credits: 13

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(2-8 credits allowed)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

AH100

Medical Terminology

3

BI211

General Biology I

3

BI211L

General Biology I Lab

1

COMM100

Basic Communication or
higher-level COMM course

3-4

EMS160

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

2

ES205

Crisis Intervention for Emergency Services Workers

3

FRP261

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

1

MTH60

Fundamentals of Algebra I or
MTH63 or higher-level math

4-5

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

3

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
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