67 Credits | 2 Years
Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Outreach Centers: Hayward, Ladysmith
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Are you interested in responding to emergencies that require urgent medical attention? As a Paramedic Technician, you will take your previous EMT training to the next level in this two-year associate degree program. You will learn advanced pre-hospital skills focusing on trauma, cardiac, respiratory, obstetric, pediatric and neonatal emergencies.
The Paramedic Technician program offers students the opportunity to further their professional EMS careers by pursuing a two-year associate degree. Paramedic Technicians can find a career in a variety of healthcare settings such as ambulance services, dispatch centers, first responder units, hospitals/emergency departments, industrial safety departments, rescue squads and urgent care facilities.
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. 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.
Paramedic 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 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) and the two Outreach Centers in Hayward and Ladysmith.
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 this program will also earn an Emergency Medical Technician technical diploma, an EMT-Paramedic technical diploma and a Paramedic Technician associate degree with the option to further your education by transferring your credits to earn a bachelor's degree.
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.
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.
Paramedic Technician is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Paramedic 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. EMT is a requirement for the Paramedic programs.
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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*
67 Credits | 2 Years
*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 Paramedic Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in EMT - Paramedic and a Paramedic Technician associate degree.
The Paramedic Technician program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
WITC’s Paramedic Technician 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 other states. 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.