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Emergency Medical Technician Program Code 305313

1 Year Technical Diploma

Offered throughout the District. For information in Green Bay: (920) 498-5444. For information in Marinette: (715) 735-9361. For information in Sturgeon Bay: (920) 746-4900. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students perform emergency patient care and basic life support skills in compliance with the Wisconsin scope of practice including the transport of injured and ill patients to hospital emergency departments.

Employment Potential

A graduate with an Emergency Medical Technician Technical Diploma will have the potential for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Ambulance services in Wisconsin are volunteer, private, fire based or hospital based.


. Completion of 10-531-108, Medical First Responder, prior to program entry is highly recommended.

Program Outcomes

. Apply preparatory aspects of emergency care.
. Perform airway management.
. Perform patient assessment.
. Manage medical, behavioral, and trauma patients.
. Adapt principles to pediatric cases.
. Perform field operations.

Requirements for Program Entry

. Approved CPR certification as outlined under WI Chapter DHS 110. Students are required to maintain a current CPR status to comply with affiliating agency requirements throughout the duration of this program.
. Proof of current health status and immunizations.
. NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law.
. Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, life, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds.

Wisconsin Caregiver Law

NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.


Students following the study plan below will complete the Emergency Medical Technician technical degree in the number of semesters shown.


* 10-531-102 Emergency Medical Technician


Curriculum Note
. No final grade lower than a “C” is acceptable. A student who withdraws or receives a grade lower than a “C” in a program course may apply for re-entry into the program.
. Successful program completion prepares and entitles the student to take the state license examination. A graduate is licensed only after successful completion of the licensing examination and application for a state license.


These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.

10-531-102 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ...preparatory aspects, airway management, patient assessment, medical/behavioral cases, trauma care, pediatric cases, and field operations in basic life-support emergency medical care. (Prerequisite: Accepted into EMT program)