The OCCC EMT Program has the responsibility to society to educate competent health care providers to care for their patients/clients using critical judgment, broadly based knowledge, and competent technical skills at the entry level. For information about requirements and applying, click the “More Details” tab, below.

Career and Program Description

The Emergency Medical Services Department offers career training for entry-level positions in emergency medical settings. Ambulance companies, fire departments, police departments, and various other industries requiring emergency medical services may employ EMS Providers. After successful completion of all requirements for EMT or AEMT training, the student is eligible to apply to take the respective state licensure exams.

 

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department trains and educates EMS professionals to excel in meeting the needs of the community. EMS Providers respond to medical emergencies by providing immediate care and transportation to the ill and injured. This department combines classroom lectures, hands-on skills labs and appropriate cooperative clinical and field experience to provide students with cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competence to function as effective EMS providers.

 

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Program

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) provides basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. AEMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, performing interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The AEMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Minimum 20 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.

 

Certificate Outcomes:

  • Perform the professional functions of an entry-level Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

 

EMS 105: EMT Basic Part l: 5 credits

Course Description

Develops skills for the recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical observation in hospital emergency department and ambulance ride-along experience. Part 1 of the 2-part Oregon EMT course. Department permission required. Prerequisite: WR 115; MTH 20; RD 90; current BLS HCP CPR card.

 Intended Outcomes

  • Perform basic elements of patient assessment, in order to progress to EMS 106
  • Form a general field impression of patient condition based on basic patient assessment tools

EMS 106: EMT Basic Part ll: 5 credits

Course Description

Continues EMS 105, Oregon EMT preparation. Includes preparation for state and national certification exams. Department permission required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMS 105 at OCCC within the last year; current BLS HCP CPR card.

Intended Outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge and observations in the clinical setting to delineate the EMT roles and responsibilities
  • Assess, treat, transport, document, and verbally report for a variety of medical emergencies.

 

EMS 135:  Advanced EMT Part I: 5 credits

Course Description

Develops skills for recognizing symptoms of illness and injuries. Covers proper procedures of emergency care at the Advanced EMT level. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical and internship experience. Part 1 of the 2-part Advanced EMT course. Department permission required. Recommended: BI 121, BI 122, or higher, WR 121, and MTH 60. Prerequisite: EMS 106, WR 115, MTH 20, RD 90 (or higher levels); current HCP CPR card; current Oregon EMT licensure.

 

Intended Outcomes

  • Employ basic and advanced elements of Advanced EMT patient assessment, in order to develop treatment plans for simulated patient encounters
  • Perform appropriate interventions within the Advanced EMT scope of practice, with regard to anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological differences in a variety of simulated patient conditions

 

EMS 136: Course Title: Advanced EMT Part II:  5 credits

Course Description

Develops skills for recognizing symptoms of illness and injuries. Covers proper procedures of emergency care at the Advanced EMT level. Continuation of AEMT Part I. Requires passing criminal background check and drug screen before placement into mandatory clinical and internship experience. Part 2 of the 2-part Advanced EMT course sequence. Department permission required. Recommended: BI 121, BI 122, or higher, WR 121, and MTH 60. Prerequisite: EMS 135 at PCC within the last year and Current BLS HCP CPR card; Current Oregon EMT licensure.

Intended Outcomes

Employ basic and advanced elements of Advanced EMT patient assessment, in order to develop treatment plans for live patient encounters in clinical and prehospital environments

Perform appropriate interventions within the Advanced EMT scope of practice, with regard to anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological differences in a variety of live patient encounters in clinical and prehospital environments