Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT) training course (2 classes). We have taken all the best parts about our Paramedic program and have distilled them into an EMT -B training course that we feel is one of the strongest in the area. Unlike most other regional, our EMT -B course is taught by all the same knowledgeable and experienced faculty that teach our highly competitive Paramedic program so that students don’t receive any reduction in teaching quality or faculty access. Upon successful completion of this program you will be eligible to sit for the state and national EMT exams.
AAS Degree in Paramedicine
AAS degree in Paramedicine – We are excited to now offer the entire first year and second year coursework for the first time in our progam history! This 2-year Associates degree is functionally divided into two segments.
First Year Courses -
These courses are designed to provide a solid foundation for success in your professional paramedic training (part 2 below), or in any Allied Health career path, and primarily consist of:
- Anatomy and Physiology Series (BIO 231, 232, 233). Some unique features about our A & P course series is that it has cadaver elements and is taught by a PhD-trained instructor who is also a practicing paramedic. This enables instruction that includes relevant clinical context for many of the anatomy and physiology concepts that can be particularly difficult for beginning students.
- Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course – please see the description above.
- General Education classes – please see the course map for the various general education courses that are required during this phase of your training.
Second Year Courses -
This is the traditional professional paramedic training year consisting of a full time 12-month (4 terms) sequence. The 12 months are comprised into three main segments:
- Rigorous academic didactic course work;
- Clinical rotations at a variety of departments at OHSU as well as other regional hospitals followed;
- 12-Week Externship. We have externship contracts with most local agencies as well as many agencies across the county if you would like to experience EMS in another part of the country to complete the program. Previous internship sites include locations in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and North Carolina.
Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to take the Oregon licensure and national certification.
BS in EMS Management
While your first two years are spent preparing for and then completing the paramedic program, your next two years are spent training and studying in three main areas:
- General management classes – these courses are designed to prepare the student with a broad management background that applies to all industries.
- EMS specific management classes – In this area, students receive training and exposure to the specialized operations and management issues and challenges that effect public and private companies that operate within the EMS industry.
- Advanced clinical training in critical care medicine. This series of courses, comprised of didactic and clinical rotations, are designed to prepare the student with advanced clinical training in the area of critical care medicine. Successful completion of this series of coursework prepares students to sit for either the Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) and or the Flight Paramedic (FP-C) exam as offered through the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC).
Please review the course map carefully as there are some first year courses that are different for students pursuing a BS in EMS (as opposed to an AAS degree) in order to prepare them for the upper division 300 and 400 level courses required for the BS degree.
Tuition and Fees
Please see the attached tuition and fees document linked on the website for the latest costs. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
In addition to tuition and fees, students are responsible for the costs of background checks, Immunizations, Drug screens, textbooks, stethoscope, eye protection, FISDAP account, uniforms, scrubs, state license fees and national exams.
Students are also required to have major medical insurance. Oregon Tech offers a policy for students that cost approximately $450 per term. Major Medical insurance may be waived with proof of health insurance.
A student seeking admission who anticipates the need for financial aid should contact Oregon Tech immediately. Do not wait for an “admission offer” to apply for aid as funds are awarded as available. Please direct financial aid questions to Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls. The direct number is 541.885.1280 or 1.800.422.2017. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.oit.edu for more information.