Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
38 Credits | 16 months
Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
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.
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. Graduates of the program will be ready to start their career as paramedic technicians in a variety of healthcare settings including ambulance services, dispatch centers, first responder units, hospitals/emergency departments, industrial safety departments, rescue squads and urgent care facilities.
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.
Flexible and Convenient
Core lecture coursework will be offered via ITV (interactcive television) on two evenings per week to all campus locations and the Hayward and Ladysmith Outreach Centers (days and originating site to be determined). An on-site skills lab will be scheduled every other Saturday at the Rice Lake campus. Part-time and full-time program cohort options are available.
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.
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Obtain your associate degree.
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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.
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 2019-20*
EMT - Paramedic
38 Credits | 16 months
$682 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 EMT - Paramedic Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain an Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma and 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.