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emergency medical services program at RCC
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All EMS and Fire Science courses are returning to their normal pre-pandemic, in-person and/or online schedules for the 2021/22 academic year.

Our highly experienced EMS faculty stay current in EMS best practices and training to ensure excellent instruction. Partnerships with area hospitals and ambulance services provide outstanding clinical opportunities for students to observe and participate in actual emergency care.

What is EMS?
An overview of the industry by the National Association of EMTs.

The different Levels of EMS Licensure (EMT, AEMT, EMT-I, Paramedic)

EMT or Paramedic: Which job is right for you?


EMT Application
will open April 1, 2022

Visit our EMS Planning Tool resource to better prepare for upcoming EMT courses.

Per our clinical site requirements, students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter an EMT courses, exemptions will not be accepted. Please email Rusty Riis for further details.

Winter/Spring Terms 2022
Tuesday/Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Winter/Spring Terms 2022
Monday/Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.


Visit our EMS Planning Tool resource to better prepare for upcoming courses.

For questions regarding the class and its schedule, contact Jim Shaw (

For questions regarding the application process, contact Rusty Riis (


Visit our EMS Planning Tool resource to better prepare for the upcoming Paramedic course.

Fall 2022 paramedic applications will open for submission April 1st.

  • Lecture & Discussion section: Monday/Friday 9:00 - 1:00.
    • NOTE: For students living in Klamath County, there is an option to attend the lecture and discussions in a classroom at KCC. See the Klamath Partnership page for details.
  • Lab sections: Every Wednesday 9:00 - 3:00 (all students), PLUS one skills lab:
    • Skills Lab A on Mondays 2:00 -3:30 or Skills Lab B on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00*
    • *Preference for Wednesday lab will be given to students traveling >60 miles
  • Students will complete between 48 and 110 hours (4-10 shifts) each term in contracted clinical locations. These shifts will be scheduled each term on non-class days.

Summer Term

Students will complete their Full-time Capstone Field Internship at a contracted field site, which will contain variable dates in a field setting with a minimum of 270 hours scheduled.

Important Information for the Paramedic Program


The RCC Paramedicine program holds both state and national accreditation. See accreditation and outcomes details.




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