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Emergency Medical Technician - Technical Diploma

Students must apply to the Emergency Medical Technical Program* Emergency Medical Technician prepares the student for the rigors to perform emergency patient care and basic life support in compliance with Wisconsin scope of practice. Students will perform patient care, including the transport of injured and ill patients to hospital emergency departments. Graduates with the EMT Technical Diploma will have the potential for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician. Successful completion of the EMT program prepares graduates for the National Registry certification exams required for WI DHS EMT licensure and entrance into the Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs. Ambulance services in Wisconsin are volunteer, private, fire-based or hospital-based. This program is nationally accredited through the committee on accreditation of educational programs for EMS professionals under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs.

Program Code: 305313
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $1,280, Books: $131, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs
$1,411

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Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: Fall of 2022

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • EMT program application
  • CastleBranch account (www.castlebranch.com)
  • Criminal Background Check and immunization requirements uploaded to student's CastleBranch account (www.castlebranch.com)
  • 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, lift, carry, and balance, at times, more than 125 pounds
  • NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law
  • *BLS CPR certification is included in the EMT course

What will I learn?

Curriculum

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

First Semester

Semester Total 5
Total Credits 5
  • Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-531-XXX courses. 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

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

What careers are in my future?

94%

Graduate Employment

with 48% in field

$43,016.64

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

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.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Accreditation

This program is nationally accredited through the committee on accreditation of educational programs for EMS professionals under the auspices of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Industry Credentials

Students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program have the opportunity to be certified by the NREMT to achieve eligibility for EMS licensure by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services EMS Section

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 www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. 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.