Emergency Medical Services

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.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

EMS 105 : EMT Part I

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.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Department permission and current HCP CPR card required.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • 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 Part II

Continues EMS 105, Oregon EMT preparation. Includes preparation for state and national certification exams.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Successful completion of EMS 105 at PCC within the last year; current HCP CPR card; and Department permission required.

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • 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 1

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 drugscreen before placement into mandatory clinical and internship experience. Part 1 of the 2-part Advanced EMT course.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

Department permission required; current HCP CPR card; current Oregon EMT licensure.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted for WR 115, RD 90, and MTH 20.

  • 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 : Advanced EMT Part 2

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.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

EMS 135 at PCC within the last year and Current HCP CPR card; Current Oregon EMT licensure; Department permission required.

  • 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