Thursday – December 08, 2016
Formerly Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek and Mequon campuses
Program Code: 30-531-3
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2300
Overview — This technical diploma program is designed to prepare you for a career in the emergency services field. It also can be used to enhance the level of your existing skills if you are already a member of the emergency services field. The program uses the state of Wisconsin curriculum, and students will also receive training in CPR using American Heart Association curriculum.
Successful completion of the program with a grade of C or better will prepare you to participate in the National Registry Examination. Upon passing the National Registry Examination, students become candidates for certification and licensure in Wisconsin.
Career Outlook — The field of pre-hospital emergency medical care is a profession that is essential to the health, safety and general quality of life for the communities served. Emergency medical responders work side-by-side with other healthcare professionals to deliver critical, professional pre-hospital emergency medical care. The opportunities within the medical services field are growing steadily.
Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:
- Work under stress
- Function as a member of the pre-hospital emergency medical care team
- Be able to perform patient assessments and communicate observations to other emergency medical personnel
- Possess knowledge and skills in methods designed to begin emergency medical treatment when necessary
- Have knowledge and skills associated with stabilization and transport of injured or ill patients
Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:
- Age 17 and older (Must be 18 at time of National Registry Testing)
- Students entering the program must have an official high school or GED/HSED transcript, and an ACT or Accuplacer test score above the program minimum.
- Background check
Students must not have any disabilities that would prevent them from being able to perform an accurate and immediate assessment of a patient in medical intervention. Students also must be able to physically perform the test modules of the National Registry Examination to gain certification.
Future Opportunities — Several career and employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors. After completion of this program and state certification, students may progress into the certifications of IV Technician and Paramedic.
Private Ambulance Services
Hospitals with Emergency Rooms
Fire Departments (both paid and volunteer agencies)
Security Companies (many companies require security agents be certified EMTs)
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Technician - Advanced
Fire Protection Technician
Curriculum effective 2013-14.
Emergency Medical Technician
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.
Page updated July 2013.