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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Share 31-531-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 38 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

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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.

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 $5,754.30*
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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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Term Availability
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018

* 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

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 credentialing.
Additional Information
This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

2014-2015 Paramedic Program Statistics: 18 started program, 15 completed.
2015-2016 Paramedic Program Statistics: 24 started program, 20 completed.

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.

*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 80% and 20% eligible for retest.
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.
Submit a copy of a current, signed BLS Healthcare Provider CPR card to Fox Valley Tech offers CPR classes under catalog #47531401.
You will be required to submit a current Wisconsin driver record abstract (less than 6 months old) received directly from WI DOT; prior to the end of class.
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
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, email or call 920-735-5775.

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.
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