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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I start?

If you are not already an RCC student, your first step is to fill out the online admission application. Once your application is complete you will be given a student ID—use it to login to your account at myRogue. From there, you can sign up for a placement test or have transcripts from a previous college evaluated.

What do I need to do to become an EMT?

The EMT classes (ES131/lab and ES132/lab) can be taken as stand-alone classes (not financial aid eligible, but RCC does offer a payment plan). You must meet the minimum entry requirements outlined on our web page for signing up for the courses. Following successful completion of ES131/ES132 and the required labs, students are eligible to take the Oregon and National Registry EMT exams.

How long is the EMT course?

The EMT course is taught over two terms, for a total of 10 credits, and takes approximately 6 months to complete.  

When and where are EMT courses offered at RCC?

EMT classes start in September and January. Classes are offered at the Table Rock Campus in White City. The Introduction to Emergency Services course (ES105) is offered online every term. 

How much does it cost?

Cost varies depending on whether you are taking a single EMT course or pursuing a Certificate or Degree. A breakdown of the tuition, fees, and other estimated costs for each option is available here: Estimated Costs

Can I use financial aid to pay for EMT courses?

Financial Aid may be available for those who plan to complete the EMT Pathway Certificate, the One-year EMS Certificate, or the AAS Paramedicine Degree. For more information on Financial Aid, visit www.roguecc.edu/FinancialAid or contact Rogue Central Services, available via email at rcs@roguecc.edu or in person on any of our three main campuses.

How do I sign up for an EMT class?

Complete the online EMT sign-up process that you access through our EMS web page. The instructions include a list of documents and immunizations required prior to registration for the class. This is not competitive-entry; the process only ensures that minimum entry requirements have been met and immunization records are in order. Start early! Our classes are often filled long before the registration deadline.

Sign-up information is posted on our web site at the following times:

  • April 1st information is available for courses that start in fall
  • July 1st information is available for courses that start in winter
Can I "hold" a spot in the class while I am completing my immunization process or gathering documentation?

NO! The classes are filled on a first-come basis when all documentation has been submitted. We will not hold a spot for any student whose documentation is incomplete. Start early! Our classes are often filled long before the registration deadline.

Do I have to become an Advanced EMT (AEMT) or EMT Intermediate (EMT-I) before I can become a paramedic?

AEMT or EMT-I education or licensure is not required prior to entering a Paramedic course, however some students choose to become licensed and work at that level to gain useful field experience prior to entering Paramedic training. More information on the different EMS levels.

What is required to become a Paramedic?

Review the Graduation Guide for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedicine. The graduation guide lists the classes required for the degree—all of which are offered at RCC. (The classes do not necessarily have to be taken in the order they are listed) Application for acceptance into the Paramedic Course is a process students must complete after completing the majority of the “first- year” courses listed on the guide. Details can be found on the Paramedic Application Process link.

Can I get help planning my classes?

If you plan to complete the EMT Pathway Certificate, the One-year EMS Certificate, or the AAS Paramedicine Degree, and you have already reviewed all the information on our web page, please contact one of the Emergency Services Advisors. We will be happy to answer any questions or arrange an advising appointment and help you set up a program planner for the specific classes that you intend to take.