Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedicine, AAS

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Length: Two years, 100 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $21,715

  • Books/Course Materials - $2,016
  • Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals - $1,853
  • Computers/Internet Service - $1,450
  • *Differential Fees - $2,081
  • Instruments/Tools - $20
  • Program Specific Fees - $3,970
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $10,050
  • Uniforms - $275

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at *This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this 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. 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:

  • Demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with public and employer expectations of professional EMS providers.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in the performance of EMS skills.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency with the operation of EMS equipment.
  • Understand, interpret, apply, evaluate and effectively communicate EMS and general medical knowledge necessary to function in a healthcare setting.
  • Communicate effectively.

Admission Information

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