Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine, AAS

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Total Program Credits: 99

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Health Professions  Division, 541.463.5617

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements    

Program Coordinator: J. Cory Miner,, 541-463-5183

Dean: Grant Matthews

Purpose To produce competent, entry level EMT and Paramedics to serve in a career in EMS.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Paramedicine requirements will:

  • 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.
  • Be able to understand, interpret, apply, evaluate and effectively communicate EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  • Be able to verbally communicate effectively.

Accreditation The Paramedic Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Paramedic and EMT Programs are accredited by the State of Oregon Department of Education, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

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

Admission Information Students are encouraged to consult a program advisor or counselor before applying for admission. The application and information on the point allocation system and transfer students is available in the Counseling and Advising Center and on the EMT website,

Advising Contact

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Students earning the Paramedicine AAS two-year degree are required to take two Cooperative Education courses. Co-op courses provide opportunities for on-the-job experience to complete Paramedic training.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 8 annually
Statewide openings - 137 annually

Lane County Average Hourly for Paramedic/Fire Fighter - $26.78; average annual - $55,703

Books   $2,016
Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals   $1,853
Computers/Internet Service   $1,450
Differential Fees*   $2,031
Instruments/Tools   $20
Program Specific Fees   $3,970
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $10,050
Uniforms   $275
  Total Estimated Cost $21,665

*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

General Education

BI courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. P/NP is not accepted. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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