Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 30-531-6
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced Diploma

DESCRIPTION

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

Employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors.

Additional program details: 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.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits

EMS-311

Advanced Intermediate Technician ‡

4
TOTAL CREDITS 4

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.

Official Wisconsin Technical College System program title: Advanced EMT.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Program 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

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.

Possible Careers

EMTs may work for:

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

Admission Requirements

  • Age 18 or older
  • State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License (current)
  • American Heart Association CPR, Healthcare Provider Level (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)

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Community & Human Services Academic & Career Pathway
414-570-4426servepathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/21/2020