Emergency Medical Technician
5 Credits | 180 Hours
Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Outreach Centers: Balsam Lake, Hayward, Ladysmith
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety and Security
Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergencies that require urgent medical attention. As a graduate of this program, you will be trained to assess the emergency, provide patient care that can save a life and transport the patient to the hospital.
Emergency Medical Technicians are the crucial link in the healthcare system. Graduates of the EMT program must complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam for licensing. If successful, students will be eligible to apply for licensure as an EMT.
Graduates will know how to respond quickly to high-level emergencies such as a motor vehicle accident, heart attack, near drowning, childbirth, poisoning and other life-threatening injuries. Students must be 18-years-old for licensing and will also be expected to complete 10 patient contacts after obtaining a training center 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 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level of certification.
Upon successful completion of the first course, 30531340 Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Part 1, the student may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination. Individuals with a current EMR license who are looking to advance their career to obtain their EMT license, may be able to use credit for prior learning to receive credit for 30531340 EMR and EMT Part 1 course and ladder into the 30531341 Emergency Medical Technician Part 2 course.
Emergency Medical Technician graduates will be able to:
- Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
- Demonstrate EMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
- Communicate effectively with others
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Meet state competencies for EMT certification
According to WITC's Graduate Survey Response, 98 percent of EMT grads were employed within six months. For your convenience, WITC can arrange to offer this diploma at a location near you.
Learn by doing.
Offered at various off-campus locations.
This 180-hour technical diploma is offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses and available at various off-site locations for your convenience. Select courses are available at the Balsam Lake, Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers.
This course prepares students for all aspects of emergency medical care, both medical and trauma situations, licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
After completing this program, you can build upon your education by completing WITC's Paramedic Technician associate degree or the EMT-Paramedic technical diploma.
After completing this short 180 hour training, you'll be ready to enter a rewarding career as an Emergency Medical Technician.
These courses prepare students for all aspects of emergency medical care, both medical and trauma situations, sanctioned by the Wisconsin Division of Health, at the basic level.
Emergency Medical Technician is Part of a Career Pathway
As an Emergency Medical Technician student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. The EMT program is not embedded, but is a requirement for the Paramedic programs.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Advance your skills.
Obtain your associate degree.
Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
To apply for a technical diploma, just fill out an application form either online or at a campus, and WITC will guide you from there.
Tuition and Fees
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!
- Complete application process
Be at least 17 years old
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
Provide current immunization history and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)
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 and Confidentiality Statement of Understanding
Review and sign EMT Confidentiality Statement of Understanding Form
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
Emergency Medical Technician
5 Credits | 180 Hours
*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 Emergency Medical Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma. You will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and psychomotor examinations for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level of certification.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
WITC’s EMT program is designed to prepare students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College has not made a determination whether this program meets the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for states other than Wisconsin. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state to verify that the WITC program meets licensure or certification requirements.