Saturday – November 18, 2017

Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (2017-2018)

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


Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Health Education Center
Program Code: 31-531-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

 

Overview — Learn to perform advanced-level prehospital care and techniques for private and municipal ambulance services.

You will gain skills necessary to perform as an integral member of a prehospital emergency care team providing medical intervention to the ill or injured, and continuing that care during transport to a medical facility. 

Courses are taught at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center (HEC), 1311 North Sixth Street; the corner of Sixth Street and McKinley Avenue.

Career Pathway — A new Fire Medic technical diploma is under development for this pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — Employers include private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, industrial firms and security companies. Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics has been projected to increase 25% nationally from 2010 to 2023. 

Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters or acts of violence, will continue to create demand for these positions. Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increase in the number of age-related health emergencies. The demand for part-time, volunteer emergency medical technicians and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas also will continue.

View gainful employment data about this program

 

The MATC Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Possess the skills necessary to perform as an integral member of a prehospital emergency care team
  • Provide medical intervention to the ill or injured 
  • Continue providing care during transport to a medical facility

 

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

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • MATC assessment test score above the program minimum
  • Current Wisconsin EMT-Basic license (or above)
  • Current CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer level
 

Once admitted to the program, students will be required to complete:

  • Criminal background check
  • Medical exam including verification of immunizations and annual TB testing
  • Documentation that the Essential Job Functions have been reviewed. This is in keeping with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Related Careers
Paramedic
Ambulance Attendant
Firefighter
Emergency Room Technician
Home Healthcare Aide

 

Related Programs
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced


Start date: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS

 Credits

 

 

 

 

(1)  EMS-911

EMS Fundamentals ‡

2

     
 

(1)  EMS-912

Paramedic Medical Principles ‡

4

     
 

(1)  EMS-913

Advanced Patient Assessment Principles ‡

3

     
 

(1)  EMS-914

Advanced Prehospital Pharmacology ‡

3

     
 

(1)  EMS-915

Paramedic Respiratory Management ‡

2

     

 

(1)  EMS-916

Paramedic Cardiology ‡

4

 

 

 

 

(1)  EMS-917

Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 ‡

3

     
 

(2)  EMS-918

Advanced Emergency Resuscitation ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-919

Paramedic Medical Emergencies ‡

4

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-920

Paramedic Trauma ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-921

Special Patient Populations ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-922

EMS Operations ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-923

Paramedic Capstone Assessment ‡

1

 

 

 

 

(2)  EMS-924

Paramedic Clinical/Field 2 ‡

4

 

 

 

 

(2)  SOCSCI-172

Introduction to Diversity Studies

3

     

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 41

 

 

 


‡ 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.