Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, associate degree
The Portland Community College Paramedic Program is the last step in the formal education of EMTs and those seeking the Associate of Applied Science-EMT Paramedic degree.
The Portland Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Paramedic program goal
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician levels.
PCC Paramedic program graduate outcomes reporting, 2018 results:
- NREMT exam first-time pass rate: 89%
- NREMT exam pass rate within 3 attempts: 100%
- NREMT practical exam pass rate: 100%
- Retention rate: 95.2%
- Positive placement rate: 95%
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Associate Degree: Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic||2 years||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
Learn more about Emergency Medical Services and all 5 awards available »
Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.
|EMS 100||Introduction to Emergency Medical Services||2|
|EMS 105||EMT Part I||6|
|MP 111||Medical Terminology||4|
|MTH 65||Introductory Algebra - Second Term (or higher) *||4|
|WR 121||College Composition (or higher)||4|
|BI 231||Human Anatomy & Physiology I *||4|
|EMS 106||EMT Part II||6|
|EMS 116||Emergency Medical Services Rescue||3|
|BI 232||Human Anatomy & Physiology II *||4|
|COMM 111||Public Speaking *1||3|
|EMS 115||Crisis Intervention||3|
|PSY 101||Psychology and Human Relations *2||3|
|BI 233||Human Anatomy & Physiology III *||4|
|EMS 114||Emergency Response Patient Transportation||1|
& PE 295
|Health and Fitness for Life
and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
|EMS 238||Pre-Paramedic Orientation||1|
|EMS 240||Paramedic I||14|
|EMS 242||Paramedic II||11|
|EMS 244||Paramedic Clinical Internship I||1|
|EMS 246||Paramedic Clinical Internship II||9|
|EMS 248||Paramedic Field Internship I||3|
|EMS 250||Paramedic Field Internship II||7|
|EMS 252||Paramedic III||2|
Could be used as General Education
Or any Arts & Letters Gen Ed course.
Or any Social Science Gen Ed course.
Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes.Apply now
Limited entry awards have an additional application process. Learn about the prerequisite requirements for the Emergency Medical Services program.