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Advanced EMT

Technical Diploma

4 Credits | Less than 1 year

New Richmond, Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

If you are currently licensed as a Wisconsin EMT and affiliated with an approved Advanced EMT service, then consider advancing your lifesaving skills with the 180-hour Advanced EMT course at WITC.

Program Overview

The Advanced EMT program is for students who are seeking advanced skills and a higher level of challenge in an exciting field. Students will develop more sophisticated emergency treatment skills including assessment skills and medication administration. Students will also perform a variety of patient assessments and skills including intravenous, intraosseous, intranasal, inhalation and intramuscular injections on real patients. Students will be expected to successfully complete the clinical component of this course after obtaining a Training Center Training Permit.

Program Outcomes

Advanced EMT graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state competencies for AEMT certification
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The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences.

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You'll implement the techniques in real-world scenarios and practice with your fellow classmates. 

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For your convenience, WITC can arrange to offer this diploma at a location near you.

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According to the Wisconsin Technical College System graduate survey, 100 percent of Advanced EMT graduates were employed within six months.


This 180-hour technical diploma is offered at the New Richmond and Rice Lake campuses and available at various off-site locations for your convenience. 

Get Licensed

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin, and it's approved by the Wisconsin EMS Unit follows the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards. 

Advance your Skills

This program builds on the EMT curriculum. Students learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and beginning advanced life support interventions.

180 Hours

Advance your skills and increase your value after completing this short 180-hour technical diploma. 


The program is comprised of one three-credit class. As a student, you will participate in a clinical experience as part of the training. 

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The Advanced EMT course expands the role and skills of the EMT. Skills involved in obtaining intravenous and intraosseous access, intranasal, intramuscular and subcutaneous medication administration, and fluid therapy will be included. Student must hold a current Wisconsin EMT license. Extensive patient assessment knowledge and skills have been integrated throughout the curriculum, as well as enhanced critical decision making. Participants will be required to participate in a clinical experience as part of their training. This class will include the review and revision of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) curriculum with inclusion of the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the program.

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Advanced EMT

4 Credits | 180 Hours


Book costs unavailable at this time

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Advanced EMT Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Advanced EMT technical diploma, and you will be prepared to obtain Wisconsin Advanced EMT licensure. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243



Are you ready to experience success? WITC staff are standing by to support you in reaching your educational and career goals, so do it. Take the leap.