Friday – February 22, 2019

Emergency Medical Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Law, Public Safety & Security Career Cluster

Mequon and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 30-531-3

For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — This program prepares students for a career in emergency services, and it also can be taken to enhance your skill level if you already are 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.

Students must be able to physically perform the test modules of the National Registry Examination to gain certification. Students also must not have any disabilities that would prevent them from being able to perform an accurate and immediate assessment of a patient in a medical intervention.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, the credits can be applied toward completing the Fire Protection Technician associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


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.

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.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to:

  • 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
  • Work under stress

Admission Requirements   — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • Age 17 and older (Must be at least 18 years old at time of National Registry Testing and when applying for the State EMT-Basic license)
  • Background check
  • Students entering the program must have an official high school or GED/HSED transcript, and an ACT or MATC assessment test score above the program minimum.


Possible Careers
Private Ambulance Services
Hospitals with Emergency Rooms
Fire Departments 
Industrial/Manufacturing Firms
Security Companies

Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
Fire Protection Technician
Criminal Justice Studies


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.





Emergency Medical Technician Basic ‡




‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated March 2017.