Knowing you can make a positive difference in the life of a patient is at the core of this rewarding career. As a member of the emergency medical services team, you will learn how to evaluate the nature and extent of various illnesses and injuries, and administer prescribed medical treatment at the site and during transport. You’ll learn the knowledge and skills to respond to and treat cardiac arrest and critical medical and trauma situations. After successful completion, you will qualify for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic certification examinations and will be eligible for Wisconsin licensure.
Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
180 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class.
Presents and evaluates the knowledge and skills needed by ambulance personnel to respond to and treat cardiac arrest and critical medical and trauma situations. Extrication and ambulance operations are also covered. Department consent required. Must submit a copy of a signed BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card to the EMS Department office. The card must be valid for at least one year beyond either the end of class or the date of the expected National Registry Exam (whichever is later). Fox Valley Tech offers CPR classes under catalog #47531400.
Prereq: Admission to EMT-Basic or Fire Protection programs; Completion of EMT Basic Checklist (tracked via EMTB stdnt group); Must also submit signed copy of BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card to EMS Dept. FVTC offers CPR classes under catalog #47531400.