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Paramedic Application Process

The 2019-2020 application closed and will re-open April 1, 2020.

Entrance into the paramedic course at Rogue Community College involves a competitive selection process, designed to identify those candidates with the most potential to be successful in the class and in the EMS field. This process will include an online application process, a written exam, an oral interview, a patient care scenario, and a final written exercise. This points-based process evaluates the following:

  • Emergency and medical experience, preferably as an EMT
  • GPA & Academic Progress (specific grades and retakes are taken into consideration)
  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to follow directions
  • Patient assessment abilities and EMT knowledge and competence
  • Leadership potential

Candidates with the highest point totals are selected. Alternate candidates or tiebreakers will be chosen by the highest scores from the interview and patient assessment scenario.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Current licensure as an Oregon EMT, AEMT, or EMT-Intermediate
  • Completion of all requirements for the RCC One-Year EMT Certificate or have three or less total courses remaining for the AAS Paramedicine degree (in addition to the paramedic courses)
  • Completion of three terms of Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) within the last five years OR completion of two terms of A & P, with the third course slated for completion prior to the paramedic course; students must pass all courses with a C or better
  • Ability to pass a criminal background investigation and 10-panel drug screen
Preferred Qualifications
  • Six months or more of patient care experience in an emergency setting
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Personal and professional letters of reference (Not completed by RCC staff or faculty)

If you have questions for RCC about this process, contact Clinical Coordinator Rusty Riis at or Department Chair Gary Heigel at

Items Required for Participation in the Paramedic Course

Questions? Contact Gary Heigel, Emergency Services Department Chair, at