Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
38 Credits | 16 months
Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Outreach Centers: Hayward, Ladysmith
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
The sixteen-month Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program offers you the opportunity to further your professional EMT career. The program offers additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. It is identical to the 531 coursework in the Paramedic Technician associate degree program.
The 16 - month Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT - 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 and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are offered, as well as neonatal advanced life support competencies. Students who successfully complete the program, with a grade point of 2.0 or better in all required courses, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s cognitive and psychomotor examinations for paramedic level of certification.
Students completing the 16 - month EMT - Paramedic program have the option of returning to complete the associate degree program by completing Medical Terminology and all of the General Studies coursework outlined.
EMT - Paramedic graduates will be able to:
- Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
- Demonstrate paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
- Communicate effectively with others
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic certification(s)
Instruction is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Bureau of Local Health Support and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum.
Learn by doing.
EMT - Paramedic is available at all four WITC campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). Select courses are available at the two Outreach Centers in Hayward and Ladysmith.
Fit My Life Program
Fit My Life programs accommodate your life by providing an option of a part-time, evening and/or weekend core course schedule throughout your entire education, making it easier to work around childcare, work and other responsibilities.
After completing this program, you can build upon your education by completing WITC's Paramedic Technician associate degree. WITC offers university transfer agreements so you can obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.
Students who successfully complete the program, with a grade point of 2.0 or better in all required courses, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and psychomotor examinations for paramedic level of certification.
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 and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are offered, as well as neonatal advanced life support competencies.
EMT - Paramedic is Part of a Career Pathway
As an EMT - Paramedic 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.
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Obtain your associate degree.
You can continue your education to obtain an bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*
EMT - Paramedic
38 Credits | 16 months
*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 EMT - Paramedic Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an EMT - Paramedic technical diploma.
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.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
WITC’s EMT-Paramedic 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.