Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Paramedicine, AAS

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Length: Program 100 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $27,792

  • Resident Tuition: $13,250*
  • Technology Fees: $1,300
  • General Student Fees: $949** 
  • One Time Student Fee: $30 
  • Online Course Fee: $660 (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $1,050 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $5,853 (lab/program application fees, EMT & Paramedic licensure/exams, background check/fingerprinting, medical requirements, American DataBank)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $2,275*** (instrument/tools, uniform/boots, computer)
  • Differential Fees: $2,425****

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives). Any prerequisites required prior to the entry of the program will be listed separately.

** General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is 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. The program assists students in mastering patient assessment and intervention for pre-hospital healthcare providers. Cognitive and psychomotor domains are measured for competency by a combination of written exams, skill demonstration, simulation, scenarios, and clinical and internship experiences. The affective domain is measured for competency using published professional standards. Students must demonstrate a proficient understanding of the Emergency Medical System, medical and traumatic emergencies, anatomy and physiology of the human body, and be able to outline proper interventions for specific emergencies. Additionally, students will be able to function as a member of team, learn and apply leadership techniques, and demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the Department of Transportation objectives for Paramedics.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1: Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with public and employer expectations of professional EMS providers
PLO 2: Demonstrate technical proficiency in the performance of EMS skills
PLO 3: Demonstrate technical proficiency with the operation of EMS equipment
PLO 4: Understand, interpret, apply, evaluate and effectively communicate EMS and general medical knowledge, including anatomy and physiology, necessary to function in a healthcare setting
PLO 5: Communicate effectively and treat the patient with respect, maintain confidentiality, and comply with healthcare laws and ethics

Admission Information

Students are encouraged to consult the Academic Advising Team ( before applying for admission. Program application and information about the point allocation system are available at

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits):

Math (4 credits):

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. EMS 102  satisfies the Human Relations requirement.

Note: BI 231  has prerequisites of CH 112 - Chemistry for Health Occupations  and BI 112 - Cell Biology for Health Occupations  at Lane. Transfer students should contact the Academic Advising team for more information.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree need to complete a college level, transferable math course (MTH 105  or higher).
  • Students who hold current EMT licenses from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) should contact Academic Advising or the Health Professions office about receiving credit for prior learning towards Lane’s Paramedicine program. Credit for current EMT licenses may be awarded for EMS 111 , EMS 112 , and EMS 113 .


The Paramedic Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Licensing and Certification

Students will be eligible to test for national certification and Oregon State licensure following completion of EMT and/or Paramedic training.

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