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Paramedic Technician

10-531-1 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Financial Aid Eligible

Emergencies. Medicine. Saving Lives.

The Paramedic Technician program offers students the opportunity to further their professional EMS careers by pursuing a two-year associate degree, which includes general studies courses. The program 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, as well as neonatal advanced life support competencies. 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 technical studies 531 courses will be scheduled over a one-year period. Students are required to complete Medical Terminology and all General Studies courses either prior to the 531 technical studies coursework or following completion of the 531 technical studies coursework. It is recommended this additional coursework coursework be completed prior to the 531 technical studies coursework. Students in this program must be dual enrolled in the EMT-Paramedic program.

Special Features

Career Pathway Options

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 Paramedic Technician program includes the following pathway options:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

NOTE: For accreditation purposes, students must be dual enrolled in the EMT-Paramedic program.

Program-Specific Requirements

In order to be admitted to the program, the student must:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of this program to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Paramedic Technician program is $9,939 (does not include books). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.