Career Pathways

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.

WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
A career pathway is a series of connected educational programs, with integrated work experience, on-the-job training, and support services, that enables students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Career pathways target jobs of importance to local economies. They are designed to create educational "stepping stones" for advancement of workers and jobs seekers, particularly those stuck in low-wage jobs, and a supply of qualified workers for employers. As such, career pathways help to ensure that investment in education and training pays off in enhanced economic development. - From Davis Jenkins, University of Illinois at Chicago

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.

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Paramedicine Career Pathways Roadmap.

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


Paramedicine Pathway Roadmap
Paramedicine and EMS Career Pathways Roadmap
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