EMT students practicing treatment techniques

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


Helping you help others

What you’ll learn

When there’s an emergency, EMTs are the first on the scene. Our one-term program gives you hands-on experience preparing you for multiple certification pathways, so you can be ready when you’re needed most.

Short-Term Training

Lane Community College’s EMT Course prepares you to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Cognitive and Psychomotor exams. After you’ve successfully passed the NREMT exams, you’ll be eligible to receive both a national and Oregon EMT license. An EMT license from Lane opens the door to many different career opportunities including Community First Responders, Paid Emergency and Non-Emergency Ambulance Transportations, Rapid Extraction Module Support Teams (REMS), EMS Contract Services, and more.

Students are required to apply in advance before the program in order to meet the Oregon Health Authority requirements for Health Profession Student Clinical Training Standards. Those interested in Fall term would apply in June, Winter term in October, and Spring term in January.

1 term Full-time
$5,561 Total program cost


  • Patient Assessment and Management
  • BVM Ventilation of an Apneic Adult Patient
  • Oxygen Administration by Non-Rebreather Mask
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Bleeding Control and Shock Management
  • Cardiac Arrest Management
  • Joint and Long Bone Immobilization


During the program, you’ll take the NREMT Practical Skills exam in class and can take your NREMT Cognitive exam on your own schedule. Lane has an over 90% pass rate for students on these tests, leading directly to national and Oregon licenses. Your State of Oregon license will allow you to work anywhere in Oregon and in a variety of career fields. Your NREMT license will make it easier for you to transfer your license to another state or work in areas that cover the border of multiple states. 

This program, along with other required courses works towards the Paramedicine AAS degree and a career as a paramedic.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

an EMT student in front of an open ambulance


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

Minimum Expectations

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.


Interested in this program, but unsure about the cost? Lane County’s many local community fire and ambulance agencies need volunteers and have programs to pay for EMT training. As a volunteer, you can experience the structure of EMS while serving your community!


Faculty Spotlights

Kris Siewert

Program Director

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Daniel Engalls


Ready to Learn More?

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Talk one-on-one with a recruiter to learn more about what Lane has to offer you.

Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
M-Th , 8:30 am-5 pm
F, 8:30 am-2 pm
LCC is closed on Fridays during summer term