The State of Oregon Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with the State’s Emergency Medical Services Office, reviews program accreditation every five years for each college offering emergency medical services (EMS) training. The accreditation encompasses all aspects of a training program, including administrative support, curriculum, facilities, funding, instructor credentials, and program management.
Southwestern began offering the two-year EMT - Paramedic Degree in Fall 2008. The first on-site visit for program approval of the EMT and Paramedic program took place on May 28 and 29, 2009. The program was approved through 2012.