Program and Application Information

Lane's EMT, AEMT and Paramedic Programs are accredited through the State Board of Education and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. The Paramedic Program is also nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

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See the EMT and Paramedic program description in the online College Catalog

Fall 2016 Application Information

Functional Job Analysis – EMT

Oregon Emergency Medical Services
Oregon EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic Licensing exam dates

2016 Credit EMT

Program  Application Opens  Application Closes Notification Date Application Highlights  Program Changes
EMT Fall 2016 June 22, 2016 July 16, 2016
July 27, 2016 Acceptance into the program will be first applied and qualified, first accepted.
Application math testing must be completed April 2015 or later

EMT is offered as an independent, one term course. No other college courses are necessary to successfully complete this course. Successful completers are eligible to take the National EMT exam. Successfully passing the National EMT exam results in licensure as an Oregon EMT as well as also being nationally certified as an EMT. Please see Application Information Packet for details.  Those pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine, please note that the EMT course, EMT151 (part 1) and EMT152 (part2), are required courses in the first year of the Paramedic program. Also note that state EMT licensure is required to apply to the second year of the program. The AAS degree in Paramedicine is required in Oregon to become eligible to take the National/Oregon EMT-Paramedic exam.

For students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine, Lane also offers a Certificate of Completion created to assist students in transferring to another Oregon community college offering the two year paramedic program. In Oregon, community college paramedic program application processes require successful completion of all first year courses before being eligible to apply into the second year. Community colleges that accept the Certificate of Completion are Lane, Umpqua (Roseburg), Rogue (Medford), Central Oregon(Bend), Chemeketa (Salem) and Portland Community College.

There is no application process for the following first year courses: EMT175, EMT196, EMT169, EMT170 and EMT171.

Program Online Application Notice: The Online Program Application referred to in the application information will be available the morning of the first day of the application period.

Non-Credit Options

EMT (EMT-Basic) is offered as a non-credit course. Successful completers are eligible to take the National EMT exam. Successfully passing the National EMT exam results in licensure as an Oregon EMT as well as also being nationally certified as an EMT.  Please visit our blog site for more information including requirements and course schedule. 

Emergency Medical Technician

One-Year Certificate of Completion

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 29-2041.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

How many students completed the Emergency Medical Technician Statewide Certificate of Completion 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 175 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 62.3% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 4;  Statewide: 102

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $19.72; annual average - $41,023
Oregon hourly average - $18.79; annual average - $39,078

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and fees - $5,198
  • Differential fees - $447
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,737
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total Estimate - $7,382

What's included?

Programs Costs

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012? 

Federal Loans - 2,714
Institutional financing - Not available
Institutional financing - $0