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Paramedic Technician
Program Code: 10-531-1

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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 68 Credits
Appleton Campus

Financial Aid Eligible

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Emergency medical service involves the delivery of emergency medical care to people who have taken ill or who have suffered injury. As an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and part of the Emergency Medical Services team, you determine the nature and extent of various illnesses and injuries, administer prescribed medical treatment at the site of an emergency and during transport, and communicate with other professional medical personnel at definitive emergency care sites.

Program Description

Paramedic Technician is a 1,150-hour diploma program that consists of 648 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 504 hours of clinical. This program will train you to respond on an advanced-level care ambulance as an integral member of the pre-hospital emergency care team. You will be able to provide efficient and immediate emergency pre-hospital care to the ill or injured, and continue that care during transport to a medical facility.

Upon successful completion of the core Paramedic courses, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic written and practical examinations in order to be licensed as an EMT-P in Wisconsin.

Upon successful completion of all required, general education and elective courses, you will receive an associate degree.

The topics you cover in the Paramedic core courses include Patient Assessment, Advanced Airway Management, Medical Emergencies, Nebulizer, Administration of Glucagon/50 percent Dextrose, Narcan, Cardiac Drugs, Intravenous Therapy, Blood Sugar Evaluation, Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation, Advanced care of Trauma, Infants and Children, Operations, and Clinical/field Experience.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements


  • ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 50 or greater preferred; ACCUPLACER Reading score of 54 or greater preferred; and, ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 83 or greater preferred
  • Two semesters of high school chemistry or General Chemistry (10-806-174 or 10-806-134) with grade of C or better is a prerequisite for General Anatomy and Physiology (10-806-177). An Accuplacer Algebra Score of 51 is required for General Chemistry.

Note: Prior to the first day of Occupational Specific courses, the following must be returned to the EMS Department:

  • Copy of completed criminal background check
  • Completed Pre-clinical Information Form
  • Copy of driver record if within the last 10 years, your driver's license has been suspended, revoked or withdrawn
  • Copy of current State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate OR EMT-IV Tech licensure

Program Outcomes
  • 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 credentialing.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton-1825 N. Bluemound Drive

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Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program