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Emergency Medical Technician - Technical Diploma

Program Code: 305313

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. Graduates with an EMT technical diploma will have the potential for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician. 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. Successful completion of the EMT program prepares graduates for the National Registry certification exam and entrance into the Paramedic program.

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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.

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Program application
• Students are required to maintain a current CPR Health Care Provider certification to comply with affiliating agency requirements (WI Chapter DHS 110)
• Proof of current CPR certification and immunizations (upload documentation to www.certifiedbackground.com)
• 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, lift, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Green Bay
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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Emergency Medical Technician technical degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-531-102
Emergency Medical Technician
5
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) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
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

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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

Note

• Completion of 47-531-108, Emergency Medical Responder, prior to program entry is highly recommended

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.CertifiedBackground.com. 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.

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