Emergency Medical Technician
This two-term (six-month) course is designed to instruct students at the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The EMT serves as a vital member of the health care team. EMT's learn skills which can save lives and limit debilitating injuries in emergency situations. On successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to apply to sit for the Oregon State EMT certification exams.
Students are not certified until completing all requirements of the Oregon Health Division and National Registry of EMT's.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
The Advanced EMT course is designed for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers to meet the needs of their communities, where sufficient paramedics are not typically available. On successful completion of the 2 term course, students are eligible to apply to the Oregon Health Division to take the AEMT state certification examinations. Course work includes: recognizing symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care at the Advanced EMT Level. Must possess a current National Certification at the EMT level and a current Oregon EMT certification to take this course.
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
The Portland Community College Paramedic Program is the last step in the formal education of EMT's and those seeking the Associate of Applied Science-EMT degree.