Sunday – November 17, 2019

Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (2019-2020)

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 a 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

  • Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
  • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
  • Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state competencies for AEMT certification


Admission Requirements

  • 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
EMTs may work for:
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


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





Advanced Intermediate 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 April 2019.