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.
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Program Entry
- EMT program application
- Required Viewpoint account
- Criminal Background Check and Background Information Disclosure forms uploaded to student's Viewpoint account
- 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 are my courses?
Students following the study plan below will complete the Emergency Medical Technician technical degree in the number of semesters shown.
- 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. Consideration for re-entry will be at the discretion of the re-entry team.
- 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
- 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?
with 81% in field
Source: NWTC Graduate Outcome Survey
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?
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.
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.viewpointscreening.com/nwtc 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.
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.