EMS Department Information
We are a nationally recognized leader in EMS education offering one of the few university programs in the country with joint degree programs between a leading technology university (Oregon Tech) and a medical school (Oregon Health and Science University). Located primarily at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville campus, the department is a unique partnership between the two renowned institutions, and had its origin as an offshoot of the medical school training programs at Oregon Health and Science University in 1977.
Our program offers a diversified educational experience designed to develop strong field provider skills, as well as management and leadership training within EMS. Students with the discipline and drive to successfully complete our programs, earn eligibility for both state and national licensing exams, and find employment with leading agencies across the Nation. Please see the degree maps for a more specific idea of our curriculum from our various degree options.
Degree and Certificates Offered
- EMT Certification
- Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Paramedic
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Emergency Medical Services Management
EMT Certification and AAS Paramedic
The Paramedic program is a joint Oregon Tech / OHSU program designed to prepare graduates for entry-level paramedic positions wherever Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are required. After graduation students are eligible for the state and national exams.
BS EMS Management
Our bachelor degree in EMS management has the flexibility to meet students working in the field and at various levels in their education. In addition to strong management coursework our bachelor program offers paramedic clinical courses in critical care and community care paramedic medicine.
Tuition and Fees
Please see the attached tuition and fees document linked on the website for the latest costs. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
In addition to tuition and fees, students are responsible for the costs of background checks, Immunizations, Drug screens, textbooks, stethoscope, eye protection, FISDAP account, uniforms, scrubs, state license fees and national exams. Students are also required to have their own health insurance.
A student seeking admission who anticipates the need for financial aid should contact Oregon Tech immediately. Do not wait for an "admission offer" to apply for aid as funds are awarded as available. Please direct financial aid questions to Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls. The direct number is 541.885.1280 or 1.800.422.2017. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.