Nov 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician, 1-yr Certificate

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Total Program Credits: 52

Estimated Program Length: One year

Offered by the Health Professions  Division

Certificate of Completion Requirements    

Program Coordinator Cory Miner, 541-463-5183

Dean: Grant Matthews

Purpose Certificate of Completion was created as a statewide transfer tool. Some Oregon schools offer only the first year of the two-year degree. The certificate of completion qualifies a student to participate in the process for entry into the second year of the Paramedicine AAS offered throughout the state. All Community College paramedic programs follow the same curriculum and accept students transferring from community colleges that only provide the first-year courses.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Emergency Medical Technician requirements will:

  • Be able to understand, interpret, apply, evaluate and effectively communicate EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  • The graduate will: be able to verbally communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with public and employer expectations of professional EMS providers.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in the performance of EMT and/or paramedic skills.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with the operation of EMT and/or paramedic equipment.

Admission Information Please consult


Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 5 annually
Statewide openings - 82 annually

Oregon average hourly - $18.25; average annual - $37,965

 Estimated Program Cost

Book   $1,150
Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals   $998
Computers/Internet Service   $1,000
Differential Fees*   $543
Program Specific Fees   $1,595
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $4,975
Uniforms   $215
  Total Estimated Cost $10,476

*This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program. These fees and other course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See course listing .
  • Prerequisites are required for BI 231 .
  • If Math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.

General Education

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

Program Core Courses

PSY 110 must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass. All other CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. EMT 196  satisfies the Human Relations requirement.

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