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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

31-531-1 Technical Diploma (TD)
Full Time
41 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day
Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738

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This diploma program equips you for advanced life-saving service to your community. Paramedics provide efficient, emergency pre-hospital care and continue care during transport. You’ll learn to assess the patient, provide advanced airway management and deal with a variety of medical emergencies. You’ll also learn to administer nebulizer treatment and life-saving drugs, and provide care for trauma patients, including infants and children. Your training will also cover legal and ethical issues, effective communications and medical terminology. Lab practice, scenario-based exercises and supervised experiences with actual patients will help you prepare for the National Registry certification examinations and qualify for Wisconsin licensure.

Career Opportunities

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


Estimated Program Cost

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

This program will cost about $6,971.70*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $1,824.00*.

Textbooks will cost about $775.35*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


Check Program Availability *

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* 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 or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    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).
  • Program Accreditation/Certification
    Fox Valley Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [(]( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
    Clearwater, FL 33763

    To contact CoAEMSP:
    8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    FAX 214-703-8992

    Upon successful completion of the program, 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.

    Cohort NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate: 70%
    Cohort Retention Rate: 76.9%
    Positive Job Placement: 70%

    Cohort NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate: 75%
    Cohort Retention Rate: 88.9%
    Positive Job Placement: 81.3%

    Cohort NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate: 68.8%
    Cohort Retention Rate: 66.7%
    Positive Job Placement: 93.8%
  • Additional Information
    You will need your Wisconsin EMT Basic, Intermediate Technician or EMT Intermediate Licensure. You will receive CPR the first day of class.

    Documentation of immunizations, certified background check, and WI driver record abstract are requirements of this program; visit your Blackboard page for additional information regarding these requirements and deadlines.

    This program does not require a program orientation. It is highly recommended that you meet with Jolene, your Program Advisor after you have been admitted to the program. To set up a meeting, call 920-735-5696.

    This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has not determined if this program meets the educational requirements and/or licensure requirements for other states.

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.