4 Credits | Less than 1 year
Ashland, 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.
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.Students who successfully complete the program, with a program plan GPA of 2.0 or better, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and psychomotor examinations for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level of certification.
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
The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences.
You'll implement the techniques in real-world scenarios and practice with your fellow classmates.
For your convenience, WITC can arrange to offer this diploma at a location near you.
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 Ashland, New Richmond and Rice Lake campuses and available at various off-site locations for your convenience.
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.
Advance your skills and increase your value after completing this short 180-hour technical diploma.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process for this program that can be completed in one step: simply fill out the application form. 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.
- Attend a mandatory orientation session scheduled prior to start of class
- Pay fee and have acceptable results based on the Wisconsin Criminal History Record Check, Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and/or other states if applicable
- Information from the Caregiver Background Check may affect ability to obtain Training Permit from the State of Wisconsin.
- Be affiliated with an Advanced EMT service approved by the Wisconsin EMS Unit or approval from the Training Center Medical Director
- Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations, and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)
- Provide proof of current Wisconsin licensure with a completed EMT Proof of Licensure OR proof of certification with National Registry
- Possess current certification of "CPR for Healthcare Providers" or the equivalent
- Certification must be active through the completion of the program
- Review and sign Background Check Disclosure
- Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure
- Submit a copy of the appropriate Wisconsin (or other state(s)) DOT Driving Abstract if you have any violations/suspension/revocation
- Submit Background Information Disclosure (BID) Statement
- Review and sign Advanced EMT Confidentiality Statement of Understanding Form
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
4 Credits | 180 Hours
$161 for books (including tax)
*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.