Program Requirements

Paramedicine Degree Information
EMS Student

Whether you want to work as a paramedic in an emergency room, with a team of professionals as an EMS provider or in any of the growing alternative roles becoming available, COCC's Paramedicine program can get you there. With some of the area's top paramedics serving as your instructors, your classes are taught by the best in the field, by people who've been there and who've served on the front lines of medical emergencies.

Associate of applied science in Paramedicine degree requirements are listed below. For those students interested in expanding their employment opportunities and career path, the Paramedicine and SFS programs have established a course plan that will allow students to earn degrees in both Structural Fire Science (SFS) and Paramedicine in a three year time-frame. To accommodate this need, COCC allows students to combine some general education courses to meet both degree requirements.

COCC Paramedicine Program Links:

For more information please contact David Schappe at 541-383-7751 or by email at

Please see your advisor if you have transfer credits or are only able to attend part-time.

Important Note: COCC's Paramedic courses are a competitive entry program. First year courses are open to all students. Students should complete as many of these courses as possible prior to applying to the Paramedic courses. Second year classes are open only to admitted Paramedic students. All students should contact the COCC Admissions Office for application details early in the first year. Pre-requisite courses may be transferred into a student's COCC Paramedicine degree. Core paramedic course, including EMT 290, EMT 291, EMT 292, EMT 293, EMT 294, EMT 295 and EMT 280 must be completed at Central Oregon Community College.