The College of Emergency Services (CES) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES), an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The College of Emergency Services Paramedic Programs are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The College of Emergency Services is approved by the state of Oregon by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) through the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) to confer Associate of Applied Science (AAS) academic degree, or for students not requuiring an academic degree, a Paramedic Certificate.
The College of Emergency Services is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality education in the field of emergency medical services.
College of Emergency Medical Services faculty, and administrative staff work as a team dedicated to providing you the best possible resources to guide you to success in the service of others. We are committed to academic excellence. This requires that we constantly evaluate and update our programs to insure that we are providing current and relevant information to our students thus preparing them for the challenges presented in the academic, clinical and social aspects of our student’s education and professional practice. We promise to work tirelessly to help you to achieve your goals in EMS.
The College of Emergency Services will make good faith efforts to provide reasonable religious accommodations to students who have sincerely held religious practices or beliefs that conflict with a scheduled course/program requirement. Students requesting a religious accommodation should make the request, in writing, directly to their instructor with as much advance notice as possible. Being absent from class or other educational responsibilities does not excuse students from keeping up with any information shared or expectations set during the missed class. Students are responsible for obtaining materials and information provided during any class missed. The student shall work with the instructor to determine a schedule for making up missed work.
Examples of religious accommodations may include: rescheduling of an exam or giving a make-up exam for the student in question; altering the time of a student’s presentation; allowing extra-credit assignments to substitute for missed class work or arranging for an increased flexibility in assignment due dates; and releasing a graduate assistant from teaching or research responsibilities on a given day.
Message from the Medical Director
Today and Tomorrow
Employment opportunities for paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the services of skilled Paramedics.
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics