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Paramedic Technician

Share 10-531-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 68 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Paramedics are skilled professionals who provide emergency medical care to people who have taken ill or suffered injury. In this program, you will learn how to determine the nature and extent of various illnesses and injuries, and administer prescribed medical treatment at the site of an emergency and during transport. You’ll also gain the skills to communicate with other professional medical personnel at emergency care sites. Your training includes patient assessment, advanced airway management, use of nebulizers, administration of cardiac drugs and intravenous therapy. In addition, you’ll learn the skills for blood sugar evaluation, cardiac rhythm interpretation and advanced care of trauma. This degree qualifies you to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic examinations for Wisconsin licensure.

Career Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Industrial Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Room Technician

Estimated Program Cost

Paramedic Technician

This program will cost about $10,032.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $1,560.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Paramedic Technician

Term Availability
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

High School Transcript

Submit an official copy of your high school transcript.

Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

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 certification(s).
Additional Information
Please review [this guide]( for complete admissions and program information.

This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

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.

*National Registry Testing Results*
2014-2015 - completed 1st attempt 73%, 2nd attempt 100% and 3rd Attempt N/A
2015-2016 - completed 1st attempt 73%, 2nd attempt 100% and 3rd Attempt N/A
You will be required to complete a Certified Background Check for clinical and field experience as well as state licensure.
Current WI Emergency Medical Services licensure as an EMT-B, EMT-IV or EMT-Intermediate is required.
Your program requires that you complete General Anatomy & Physiology (10-806-177) which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
A current American Heart Association healthcare CPR provider card is required.
You will be required to submit a current Wisconsin driver record abstract received directly from Wisconsin Department of Transportation;
An approved health history form by FVTC Health Services office (A164) is required prior to entering clinical or field experience; to access the form, please go to

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