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2022-23 RCC Catalog


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

Paramedicine

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 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.
  • 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 paramedic courses. 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 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 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.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation 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.

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:

91-95
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

 

Required for graduation.

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

 

Fall

 

 

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

 

Winter

 

 

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

 

 

Term Credits: 13

 

Spring

 

 

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 course

 

Term Credits: 15

 

Advanced Standing Students will normally have completed the entire first year requirements for this program prior to enrolling in the paramedic course. Applicants to the paramedic course will be selected on the basis of experience as an EMT, overall academic GPA, success in BI231, BI232, and BI233, and the number of classes remaining to complete the degree program. An oral interview will be conducted during summer term for all eligible candidates. Students are required to have completed 45 or more credits of program requirements before they are eligible to begin the paramedic course. Additional requirements will be in accordance with current statewide policies and procedures. Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, Anatomy and Physiology courses over 5 years old and EMS program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.
Fall
      Check in with Advisor

EMS271

Paramedic Part I

 

fall term only

EMS271L

Paramedic Part I Lab

 

fall term only

EMS281

Paramedic Clinical Practice I

 

fall term only

 

Term Credits: 12

 

Winter

 

 

EMS272

Paramedic Part II

 

winter term only

EMS272L

Paramedic Part II Lab

 

winter term only

EMS282

Paramedic Clinical Practice II

 

winter term only

 

Term Credits: 13

 

Spring

 

 

EMS273

Paramedic Part III

 

spring term only

EMS273L

Paramedic Part III Lab

 

spring term only

EMS283

Paramedic Clinical Practice III

 

spring term only

 

Term Credits: 12

 

Summer

EMS284

Paramedic Clinical Practice IV

 

 

ES280

Cooperative Work Experience / Emergency Services

 

or approved program elective

 

Term Credits: 9-12

 

Approved Program Electives

(0-3 credits required)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

AH110

Medical Terminology: Clinical

3

BT102

Introduction to Supervision

3

BT111

Conflict Management

2

ED120

Leadership I

1

ED121

Leadership II

1

ED122

Leadership III

1

EMS160

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

2

EMS165

Introduction to Pharmacology for Health Occupations

2

EMS270

Paramedic Preparation

3

EMS299

EMS Selected Topics

variable

ES280

Cooperative Work Experience/EMS

1-3

FRP261

Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

1

FRP285

Fire Instructor I

3

HS144

Introduction to Assertiveness

1

WR110

Understanding English Grammar

2


Emergency Medical Service and Inservice Training

Up to 16 credits may be applied to the Paramedicine AAS degree for students who have completed documented EMS education or specific pre-hospital care experience comparable to course content. See the Emergency Services Department chair for information.

1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science course, 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

2022-23 RCC Catalog