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Emergency Medical Services: EMT


Career Pathways Certificate
Major Code: 510904C
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pathway certificate offers career training for entry-level personnel in EMT. Successful completion of the EMT course leads to eligibility to sit for the state and National Registry EMT exams. Successful completion of the curriculum leads to a two-term RCC pathway certificate and the ability to apply for positions as EMTs in hospital emergency departments and ambulance services. It is also the minimum requirement for some firefighter positions.

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Entry Requirements

As part of their training program, students are required to take a placement test to determine skill levels in math, reading and writing. Students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores.

This program requires an application and satisfaction of certain course admission criteria prior to enrolling in the EMT certification courses (ES131, ES132). Information is available on the Department website ( or at the Emergency Services (ES) Department office located at the RCC Table Rock Campus. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an ES Department adviser prior to beginning any coursework.

Students must be at least 17 years old to apply to the EMT course. Students must be a high school graduate or have a GED or equivalent to be eligible to sit for the state and National Registry EMT exams. In addition, students must meet the qualifications outlined by the Oregon Health Authority – EMS. Students are required to submit verification of certain immunizations and medical tests. Students will also be required to pass a drug screening and a criminal background investigation prior to their mandatory clinical time.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the ES Department chair’s recommendation. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the ES Department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing all credits outlined in this program with a grade of “C” or better will earn an EMT pathway certificate. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an ES Department adviser prior to beginning any coursework

Course No.
Course Title
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement test score 0-4
RD30 College Reading or designated placement test score 0-4
WR30 Fundamentals of Composition II or designated placement test score 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12

Required Courses

Course No.
Course Title

First Term

ES105 Introduction to Emergency Services 4
ES131 EMT Part I 4
ES131L EMT Part I Lab 1
ES268 Emergency Service Rescue 3


Second Term

ES132 EMT Part II 4
ES132L EMT Part II Lab 1
EMS170 Emergency Communication and Documentation 2
EMS171 Emergency Patient Transportation or FRP253 Apparatus Driver 2-3
  Approved program elective 3-8



Approved Pathway Electives (3-8 credits allowed)

AH100 Medical Terminology 3
BI211 General Biology I 4
CJ243/SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
EMS160 Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation 2
FRP251 Firefighter Level I (taken previously for 8 credits but without separate lab also acceptable) 3
FRP251L Firefighter Level I Lab (taken previously for 8 credits but without separate lab also acceptable) 5
FRP261 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations 1
HC100 Community Health Worker 6
HCI120 Introduction to the Health Care Industry 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations or BT101 Human Relations in Organizations 3
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or SP218 Interpersonal Communications 4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing 3
WR121 English Composition I 4
  Any foreign language 4
  Approved social science elective (see catalog for approved list of electives) 3-4

For more information contact the Emergency Services Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7965
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7965
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
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