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Credit for Prior Learning-Emergency Medical Services

Professionals in emergency medical services often receive state- and federally-standardized training as a job requirement that often are identical in content and proficiency to courses at RCC. You may earn up to 13 credits toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine – if you have completed at least 50 percent of the program, and have acceptable documentation of training hours in conjunction with recognized career experience. The following information is also required:

  • Academy or training course descriptions with copies of certificates of completion from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), nationally recognized instructor courses, National Fire Academy, or similar state- or federal-authorizing agency.
  • Certificates, curriculum and length of continuing education courses that specify competencies and outcomes earned.
  • Verification of employment dates, orientation and field training competency checklists, relevant job descriptions and performance evaluations that detail job-related competencies.

The cost of awarding this type of credit is just $10 per credit. Contact Rusty Riis, Emergency Services Department chair, at [email protected] for more information.