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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic
Program Code: 31-531-1

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Technical Diploma: 1,206 Hours, 38 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

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic is a 1,206-hour diploma program that consists of 702 hours of classroom instruction, 504 hours of hospital and field 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 program, students 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.

Topics you study 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

Note: An ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 50 or greater preferred, Reading score of 54 or greater preferred and Sentence Skills score of 83 or greater preferred

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  • Copy of driver record if within the last 10 years, your driver's license has been suspended, revoked or withdrawn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
  • Function in an advanced level of prehospital emergency care doing the following: in–depth assessment of patients, basic EKG interpretation, in-depth cardiac and respiratory assessment skills, in-depth care of trauma/medical patients using advanced airway management skills and IV therapy skills, with greater scope of responsibility with administration of IV medications and solutions.
  • Functions under advanced protocols for emergency patient care.
  • Possesses higher level of critical thinking and decision making skills in the provision of prehospital care and in selected emergency room settings.
  • Take a leadership role at the emergency scene as the highest level of emergency care provider present.
  • Makes inter-facility transfers of patients with defined protocols.
  • Provide pediatric emergency care specialty skills, i.e. intubation, interosseous infusions and defibrillation.
  • Prepared to take and be successful on the National Registry of EMT-Paramedics exam.
  • Employed by ground and air ambulance services, as public safety directors in business and industry and in a variety of hospital and clinical based roles.
  • Pass oral exams.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Peggy Mueller at (920) 735-5631.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

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