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Paramedic Technician 

Associate Degree

67 Credits | 2 Years

Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

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.

Program Overview

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 are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's written and practical examinations for paramedic level of certification.

Program Outcomes

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.

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In-demand career. 


Academics

EMT-Paramedic is available at all four WITC campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior) and the two Outreach Centers in Hayward and Ladysmith. 

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Get Licensed

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.

Career Pathways

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. 

Convenient Classes

Core lecture coursework will be offered via ITV (interactive television) on four evenings per week to all campus locations and the Hayward Outreach Center (days and originating site to be determined)


Curriculum

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.

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Featured Paramedic Technician Courses

10531919
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint. PREREQUISITE: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission.
10531924
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course provides the student with the opportunity to enhance his or her learning through the practice of paramedicine in field and health care environment experiences with actual patients under the supervision of instructors or approved preceptors. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in formal high-fidelity human patient simulator experiences as a part of this course. Successful completion of this course requires the student to meet all clinical and field competency requirements at the paramedic level as defined by WI DHS EMS. PREREQUSITE: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission.
10531920
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient. PREREQUISITE: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission.

Paramedic Technician is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Paramedic Technician student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

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Technical Diploma
5 Credits / 1 Course / 180 Required Hours
Potential Careers
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Range of Yearly Salary
$4,160-$105,600 annually
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Associate Degree
67 Credit / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Option Available
Potential Careers
Paramedic
Range of Yearly Salary
$31,200-$41,181 annually
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Continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree.


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

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. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Paramedic Technician

67 Credits | 2 Years

$10,075

$2,446 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 Paramedic Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Emergency Medical Technician and EMT - Paramedic and a Paramedic Technician associate degree. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Accredited

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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).

Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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