Paramedic Associate of Applied Science Paramedic (AAS)
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.
The Paramedic course is an integral component of the Associate degree program.
Upon successful completion the student is awarded a diploma for the Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree.
|AAS Degree Start Date||Expected Completion Date||Application Deadline||Class Days||Class Times|
9am to 6pm
9am to 6pm
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT exam, the final step towards certification as a Paramedic.
⦁ Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
⦁ Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
⦁ Applicant must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card prior to the first day of class
⦁ Oregon EMT license
⦁ Applicant must possess health insurance
⦁ Applicant must complete a background check to include drug screen
⦁ Applicant must provide proof of required immunizations and/or titer
⦁ Specific prerequisites may apply depending on the program selected
⦁ Applicant must complete required TB testing prior to attending clinical or field internship rotations
The program consists of the following courses:
BIO 235, Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 credit hours, 96 clock hours, 6 weeks*
BIO 236, Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 credit hours, 96 clock hours, 6 weeks*
HS 171, Patient Care Management: Medical, 10 credit hours, 210 clock hours, 14 weeks
HS 172, Patient Care Management: Trauma, 10 credit hours, 210 clock hours, 14 weeks
HS 273, Clinical Rotations 5.5 credit hours, 248 clock hours, 13 weeks
HS 274, Capstone Field Internship, 12 credit hours, 540 clock hours, 15 weeks
*BIO 235 and 236 may be completed in residence or transfer credits if completed within the previous five years.
For course dates, refer to the Academic Calendar. Contact the Program Director for additional information: 971-236-9228 or visit www.CollegeofEMS.com.
The total length of the Paramedic program is a maximum of 68 weeks in length. In no case will the student have longer than 150% of that time to complete all phases of the Program. The Paramedic program is structured as courses and each course must be completed in no longer than 150% of the specified term length (see above). Courses are sequential and must be completed in the order above. Students who do not
complete the Program in the maximum allowed time will have the option to withdraw or be dismissed from the Program.
Additional Course Hours Required for the Paramedic AAS Degree
1. 6.5 semester credits Emergency Medical Technician
2. 6 semester credits in English
3. 3 semester credits in Anthropology, Sociology or Psychology
4. 3 semester credits in Mathematics
⦁ All coursework must be at a 100 level or higher.
⦁ Biology courses must be at a 200 level or higher and may be taken in residence or transfer credits if completed within the five previous years.
⦁ These courses are not offered at the College of Emergency Services and transcripts must be provided according to the process below.
Transfer of Credits
The College of Emergency Services will consider accepting applicable course transfer credits from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The evaluation includes review of transcripted credits hours and course descriptions for equivalency. The evaluation of the course(s) and recommendation to accept the course work is at the discretion of the Program Director in consultation with the Dean. All transfer credits must meet the standard of a passing grade to include non-punitive grades (pass/fail). The College of Emergency Services does not accept proficiency credits, non-credit courses, remedial courses, course withdrawals, or incomplete grades.
Credit for Life Experience
Credit granted for life experience is academic only, without financial credit for courses. Credit for life experience may be awarded upon documentation of appropriate experience(s) and/or academic testing and demonstration of professional skills (as appropriate). Credit for an Emergency Medical Technician may be granted based on verification of National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification. Testing and skills evaluation are conducted by College of Emergency Services faculty. The decision to grant credit is made by the Program Director.
Paramedic Course Fees
|Enrollment fee (non-refundable after first day of instruction)||
|Tuition for BIO 235 & BIO 236||
|Tuition for HS171, HS172, HS273, & HS274||
|Clinical Coordinator Fee||
|Field Coordinator Fee||
|Other Fees Student Pays to Third Party Vendors:||
|Background check / Drug Screen||
|Clinical Scrubs and Field Uniforms||
|Total Other Fees, estimate||
|Total including tuition, school fees, and vendor estimates||
*Less $1498.00 for those transferring in A&P credit
Tuition Payment Policy
Tuition is due in full on the first day of class. The student Enrollment Agreement indicates the payment schedule for tuition and fees for those requesting a payment plan. Fees must be paid as identified in the Agreement. The Withdrawal and Refund policy for each course is detailed with the description each applicable course.
Refund, Drop, and Withdrawal Policy
An enrolled student may cancel enrollment until the end of the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, and receive a full refund of all monies paid, less the non-refundable enrollment fee. Equipment, supplies, and materials provided by the College of Emergency Services must be returned. Refunds are calculated on a prorated basis as specified in the Enrollment Agreement. The Withdrawal and Refund policy for each course is detailed with the description of each applicable course.
The College of Emergency Services does not provide any form of student financial aid and does not participate in federal Title IV or state financial aid programs.
Veteran Educational Assistance
The College of Emergency Services Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, a nationally recognized accrediting organization, and is approved by the Oregon State Approving Agency for Veterans’ education and training. Recertification courses are not approved for educational benefits.
Student Resources and Services
Texts and materials
Text books are available and ordered online thorough JB Learning for the Paramedic text book. Anatomy and Physiology and additional professional resources are available through various online book sellers. Students are provided with a list of required and optional materials upon enrollment, include edition numbers and ISBN numbers. Required materials also include access fees to online performance tracking and evaluation using the web-based program Fisdap.
Entrance Exam Registration
Please click here to go to the entrance exam registration page. Follow the instructions to register for the exam.