The EMS department provides a full spectrum of pre-hospital training programs and degrees, jointly offered by OHSU and Oregon Tech, starting from your very first EMS or general education course all the way through to completing your bachelor’s degree, all created with collaboration from local and national industry leaders including:
• Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training and Certification
• Paramedic Training (AAS degree & Nationally Accredited)
• Critical Care Paramedic Training
• Community Care Paramedic / Mobile Integrated Healthcare Training
• EMS Management (Bachelor’s degree)
Depending on your career aspirations, graduates find career employment in a variety of settings including ambulance transport agencies, fire and rescue agencies, air-medical transport agencies, medical support for industrial sites, tactical-medical teams, hospitals, and international aid missions, to name just a few. The EMT and Paramedic program prepares students for entry positions in the pre-hospital medicine profession. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry examination, which can lead to both national and state certification.
While all programs at the university are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), where it is available and adds value to our students, our EMS programs offer additional programmatic accreditation. The Paramedic program is nationally accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).