Emergency Medical Technology

Rise to the challenge – become an EMT or Paramedic

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing emergency services training and education to our program participants, business and industry, and service providers. A safer community will result from their excellence in delivering quality emergency services.

EMT's and Paramedics work in a demanding field. These professionals must work well with others, think and act quickly as well as maintain a strong commitment to training and education. Chemeketa’s nationally accredited program will help you with that commitment as you embark or expand your career opportunities in the EMT and Paramedic field. Program offerings include the EMT Course, AEMT Course, Paramedic Degree and the Paramedic/Firefighter dual degree.

Information & Application

Paramedic Application Spring 2018

EMT Information Packet

Advanced EMT Application Winter 2018

Advanced EMT Flyer


Applications will be accepted in the Fall for the Spring class and in the Spring for the Fall class. Please check back for the application.

Our goals are:

  • Paramedic: "To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels."
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician: "To prepare competent entry-level Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains."

The Chemeketa Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).”

To contact CAAHEP -

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP -

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

The Chemeketa Paramedic Program has a 3 year average pass rate on the NREMT and State Written exam of 97.4 % and a Practical pass rate of 100%. The retention rate is 87.3%, and the positive placement rate is 95.7%.

For current information: e-mail or call 503.485.2131