Emergency Medical Services: Paramedicine

Associate of Applied Science Degree

UCC Emergency Medical Services TrainingProgram Mission

The EMS Program strives to prepare excellent, entry-level EMTs and Paramedics within the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.

Program Description

Our program is committed to providing high-quality emergency medical services education. We offer quality resources, effective teaching practices, and use advanced technology. We advocate respect, sound judgment, compassion, integrity, and teamwork as a foundation for customer service-oriented patient care. We strive to instill these qualities in our students.

Umpqua Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445 FAX (214) 703-8992

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine will:

  1. Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments in emergency medical situations.
  2. Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the health care system.
  3. Perform all basic and advanced skills in a safe and timely manner maintaining personal and professional well-being while ensuring patient safety.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency medical situations.
  5. Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a member of a team in providing emergency medical care.
  6. Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics in all patient care situations.

Student Outcomes EMS logo only

  2020 2019 2018
NREMT Written Exam 85.7% 91% 63.6%
Retention 58% 81% 75%
Positive Placement 100% 77% 75%

Career Considerations

The EMS Paramedicine program prepares students for entry-level jobs and future careers in the following areas: ambulance companies, fire departments, clinics, and various other industries requiring emergency medical services personnel.

Program Publications

Program Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirement

  • Must have documented results of immunizations.
  • Must successfully complete a fit for duty, physical agility test, and drug screen.
  • Must pass a background check.

Equipment Requirement

  • Computer with broadband internet connectivity; Windows 7 or newer OR MACOS 10.6 or newer. Video viewing and Zoom conferencing may be held at the discretion of the faculty.


Paramedic Application

Opens again early 2023. In the meantime, work on the prerequisites.


Licensure and State Reciprocity

Before enrolling in the Emergency Medical Services program, students should consider whether the license they need to obtain to work, will be valid outside the state of Oregon. Use this table to determine state to state licensure.

View Licensure Information




Sheri Guerrero
EMS Program Director
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