Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
38 Credits | 1 Year
Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
The one-year 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, pre-hospital trauma 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 are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's written and practical 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
Lecture coursework will be offered via ITV on four evenings per week to all campus locations and the two outreach centers. 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 are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s written and practical 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, Pre-Hospital Trauma 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.
You could take this first and get a credential.
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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree.
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Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
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*
EMT - Paramedic
38 Credits | 1 Year
$5,680 In Tuition and Fees
*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.
Established by the U.S. Department of Education, Gainful Employment is available to help you make an informed decision about which career to pursue. This required information shows data about how WITC's technical diploma programs that receive federal financial aid lead to gainful employment in recognized careers.
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.