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Required Items for Paramedic Course


  • Class B uniform shirts (3 required) with RCC patches on both sleeves (purchase details will be provided on acceptance to the class)
  • Navy blue EMS style uniform pants, (2 pairs required)
  • Black boots or shoes that can be polished
  • Black belt
  • Pocket-sized notepad and pen or pencil

Note: Optional RCC Emergency Services sweatshirts can be purchased in the bookstore


Printed “Informed ALS Pocket Guide”, OR equivalent smartphone app

TABLET COMPUTER (or compact Laptop)

Minimum features

  • 9.7” Screen or larger
  • A physical keyboard and a case that is black, grey, silver, or blue with NO graphics.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connection.
  • The ability to connect to the internet through a cellular signal is required. Some iPads have this feature built in. If your tablet does not have cellular, a cell phone with a Wi-Fi "hotspot" connection can accomplish the same thing.

RCC does not endorse any ONE product but our program has had good results so far with iPads, Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, and MacBook Airs. Some Android tablets may work well, but compatible keyboards are harder to find. The Asus T-100 Windows tablet with keyboard is less expensive than an iPad or Surface and appears to be a reasonable option as well.

If you already own a tablet or laptop computer, check with us to make sure it will be appropriate. If you are purchasing one, we suggest that you check with us prior to purchase if you have any questions.

Most laptop computers are not acceptable: These tend to be larger, heavier, slower to start and restart, and most importantly, they do not have the battery life to last an entire clinical shift. Exceptions include the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, which some students have found to be very effective. If you think your laptop will work, ASK US!