Emergency Medical Services: Paramedicine

Associate of Applied Science Degree

UCC Emergency Medical Services TrainingProgram Mission

The EMS Program strives to prepare excellent, entry-level EMTs and Paramedics within the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.

Program Description

Our program is committed to providing high-quality emergency medical services education. We offer quality resources, effective teaching practices, and use advanced technology. We advocate respect, sound judgment, compassion, integrity, and teamwork as a foundation for customer service-oriented patient care. We strive to instill these qualities in our students.

Umpqua Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445 FAX (214) 703-8992

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine will:

  1. Perform accurate scene safety and patient assessments in emergency medical situations.
  2. Use oral and written skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, and members of the health care system.
  3. Perform all basic and advanced skills in a safe and timely manner maintaining personal and professional well-being while ensuring patient safety.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate emergency medical and technical knowledge as required in emergency medical situations.
  5. Apply professional values and ethical behaviors individually and as a member of a team in providing emergency medical care.
  6. Apply legal knowledge and medical ethics in all patient care situations.

Student Outcomes EMS logo only

  2019 2018 2017
NREMT Written Exam 91% 63.6% 93%
Retention 81% 75% 71%
Positive Placement 77% 75% 100%

Career Considerations

The EMS Paramedicine program prepares students for entry-level jobs and future careers in the following areas: ambulance companies, fire departments, clinics, and various other industries requiring emergency medical services personnel.

Program Publications

Program Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirement

  • Must have documented results of immunizations.
  • Must successfully complete a fit for duty, physical agility test, and drug screen.
  • Must pass a background check.

Equipment Requirement

  • Computer with broadband internet connectivity; Windows 7 or newer OR MACOS 10.6 or newer. Video viewing and Zoom conferencing may be held at the discretion of the faculty.


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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes




Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.


James Furbush
Coordinator, Associate Professor, EMT/Paramedics
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