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PARAMEDICINE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Paramedicine is designed for students seeking careers as a paramedic in traditional fire service and ambulance environments, as well as for the growing number of alternative career pathways become available. The program meets or exceeds the required technical skills and knowledge necessary for national and state licensure. Students may be required to purchase some special equipment and clothing. Specific immunization records are required prior to registration in EMT, Advanced-EMT, and/or Paramedic classes. These immunizations must remain current for the duration of the course of study. The program contains certification requirements at the EMT, Advanced-EMT, and Paramedic levels.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Regional Employment Projections from State of Oregon Employment Market indicates that jobs in Emergency Medical Services Field are expected to grow somewhat faster than the regional average.

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
COCC offers the Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Paramedicine. View Paramedicine degree information.