|31-531-1 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
The one-year Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is identical to the 531 coursework in the Paramedic Technician associate degree program. The program offers students the opportunity to further their professional EMS careers. Instruction is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Bureau of Local Health Support and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an EMT - Paramedic. The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are offered. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's written and practical examinations for Paramedics. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's written and practical examinations for paramedic level of certification.
The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP). This will enable our graduates to take the Wisconsin Paramedic licensing examinations upon successful completion of all portions of their technical studies courses.
Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The EMT - Paramedic program includes the following pathway option:
EMT-Paramedic is also a pathway option in the following program
Students in this program must:
In order to be admitted to the program, the student must:
Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic students should be able to:
This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.