EMS Department Information
We are a nationally recognized leader in EMS education offering one of the few university programs in the country with a joint degree program between a leading technology university (Oregon Tech) and a medical school (Oregon Health and Science University). Located primarily at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville campus, the department is a unique partnership between the two renowned institutions, and had its origin as an offshoot of the medical school training programs at Oregon Health and Science University in 1977.
Our program, offers a diversified educational experience designed to develop strong field provider skills, as well as management and leadership training, within EMS. Students with the discipline and drive to successfully complete our programs, earn eligibility for both state and national licensing exams, and find employment with leading agencies across the Nation. Please see the degree maps for a more specific idea of our curriculum from our various degree options.
Program and Degree Options
EMT - Basic Education Program
This two course series provides entry level training in providing health care to those in need and is taught by the same faculty that leads the degree program in paramedicine. We also offer all foundation course work needed for the paramedic program.
The Paramedic program is a joint Oregon Tech / OHSU program designed to prepare graduates for entry-level paramedic positions wherever Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are required. After graduation students are eligible for the state and national exams.
B.S. Emergency Medical Services Management
The BS degree in EMS Management is a joint Oregon Tech / OHSU program that provides graduates with practical training in three core areas; general business management training, specific EMS industry management training and finally advanced clinical training in critical care transport. This program is an excellent opportunity for practicing paramedics that desire to leverage their field knowledge and experience into a management position within their organization or would simply like to advance their 2-year degree into a Bachelors degree.