Application Process for Paramedic Program

The application window for the professional year (second year) of the paramedic program is from January 1 - April 30. 

Our first round of admissions for the fall 2024 paramedic professional program cohort is closed. We will consider additional applications based on available space. Please check in with if you are still interested in applying. Application instructions are the same. Instructions and all required forms can be downloaded from this webpage. 

If you are interested in applying, please follow the application instructions located on this page. While we prefer to have all documentation included in one packet, we realize that may not always be possible. Recommendation letters and transcripts can be electronically sent to If you use this option, you must include a note in your application stating what documents are missing and who we should expect them from. 

EMS Program Courses

Courses offered by the EMS department require general admission to Oregon Tech with one exception: the second year of the paramedic program. Due to the large number of applications and relatively limited number of student positions, the second year of the paramedic degree requires a separate admissions process.

New and transfer students interested in taking their first year prerequisites with Oregon Tech, including Human Anatomy & Physiology, Intro to EMS and the EMT courses should follow the online application instructions for general admission. Students interested in the upper level bachelor degree coursework should also follow these instructions.

  • Apply Online
  • Select 'BEMS' for your major.
  • Complete all portions of the Oregon Tech online application and follow instructions regarding official transcripts and additional required documents.

Paramedic Education Program Admissions

Students interested pursuing a Paramedic Education degree from Oregon Tech and have completed most of the first year prerequisites, may apply to the professional program. The professional program is the second year of the A.A.S. Paramedic degree.

Prerequisites need to be completed by the start date of the program. They do not have to be complete to apply, providing there is a plan in place to meet all requirements by start date of the program.

Applying to the Oregon Tech/OHSU Paramedic Education Program is a two-step process. You will need to apply to Oregon Tech through general admissions as well as apply directly to the Paramedic program. Detailed instructions and documents are located to the right. When applying to general admissions select 'Pre PEP' as your major.

Potential applicants must complete all the prerequisite coursework and obtain the Oregon EMT Basic Certification before beginning of the professional year of the program.

Please look over the attached documents and become familiar with the prerequisites, application instructions, application and recommendation forms.

There are a limited number of seats available for this program. The admissions committee will review all application packets and select qualified applicants for an interview. Interviews take place in the spring and notifications of acceptance will take place in June. Consideration for admissions is from January 1 through April 30. If space is available we will continue to accept applications through August 31st for the remainder of the seats. Space is limited; we encourage you to submit your application early.

Please note that full admission status to Oregon Tech is required for entry into the program. For general admission questions, please contact the Oregon Tech Admissions Office.

Please note that general admission to Oregon Tech does not mean that you are admitted to the professional year of the Paramedic Education Program. Admission status to the professional year of the program will be awarded by the EMS department.