Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Cascade PSEB 133 | 971-722-5707 | Admissions Specialist: Sherry Hanchett | Program Advisor: Michelle Butler


Interview and Selection Process:

The EMT-Paramedic Program is limited to 24 students; alternates will be selected.

The selection process is very competitive; therefore, all materials submitted must be complete and accurate.
Oral interviews will be offered only to selected qualified applicants. The interview and offer process is anticipated to be completed by mid-June.

Prior to beginning the EMT 200-level course of study, the following college-level CORE requirements OR their equivalents must be completed with a ā€˜Cā€™ grade or higher. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the EMS Department. Contact EMS Advising at 503-978-5530 for questions regarding course equivalencies.

College-level core requirements and their equivalents
Course # Course Description Credits
*WR 121 ( or higher ) English Composition 4
MTH 65 ( or higher ) Elementary Algebra II 4
CAS 133 ( recommended ) | CIS 120 Basic Computer Skills / MS Office | Computer Concepts I 4 | 4
HPE 295 Health & Fitness for Life 3
SP 111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
**Bi 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
**Bi 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
**Bi 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III 4
EMT 100 Introduction to EMS 3
EMT Basic Course:
EMT 105 EMT - Basic Part I 4
EMT 106 EMT - Basic Part II 5
EMT 280 - B Co-Op Ed: EMT Seminar 1
EMT 115 Crisis Intervention 3
EMT 116 EMT Rescue 3
EMT 117 Emerg. Response Comm. / Transport 3
EMT 118 EMT Medical Terminology 3
16 credits of General Education Elective Courses:

See approved PCC General Education Elective course listings for AAS degree in:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics, Natural & Physical Sciences, and Computer Studies

The General Education Elective course requirements are fulfilled if you already have a 2-year degree or higher from an accredited United States institution of higher learning. However, you are still required to have one of the following Social Science courses on a college transcript:

  • PSY 201 A General Psychology (recommended)
  • PSY 101 Psychology & Human Relations
  • SOC 232 Death & Dying: Cult & Issues

*WR 121 course requirement is waived for students with a 2-year degree or higher from an accredited United States institution of higher learning.

**200-level Human Anatomy & Physiology must have been completed within 7 years of the program starting date (highly recommended within the last 5 years)

Successful completion of the PCC Paramedic Program year and the above-referenced coursework will lead to an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Technology.