Friday – October 19, 2018

Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (2017-2018)

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

Mequon and Oak Creek campuses
Program Code: 30-531-6

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

(Official WTCS title: Advanced EMT)

Overview — The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Advanced coursework builds upon the skills acquired in Emergency Medical Technician. Students learn advanced patient assessment skills and technical skills such as IV access, fluid therapy and administration of dextrose and Narcan. This program meets Wisconsin licensure requirements.

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.

Career Outlook — Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform emergency patient care, basic life support, and limited advanced life support in the field, transporting injured and ill patients to hospital emergency rooms. Career opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors.

Completion of this program prepares students to take state licensure exams. Successful completion results in certification necessary to prepare to move to the next level of emergency medical services, paramedic training.

With additional education and/or work experience, students may find employment opportunities including emergency room technician, firefighter, paramedic or medical assistant.


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:

  • Age 18 or older
  • State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License (current)
  • American Heart Association CPR (current)
  • Medical exam, including verification of immunizations and TB testing (student expense)
  • Criminal background check (student expense)
  • Documentation that the Essential Job Functions have been reviewed. This is in keeping with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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


Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technician 
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.





Advanced Emergency Medical Technician ‡



180 hours total
Clinical hours consist of time in hospital settings or with sponsoring fire department/ambulance providers that use approved preceptors to oversee.

‡ 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.