Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 31-531-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

DESCRIPTION

Become 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. You will learn advanced-level prehospital care and techniques as performed by ambulance service providers.


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Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced

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.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name 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

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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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 paramedic skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state and national competencies listed for paramedic certification(s)

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.

Possible Careers

Paramedic
Ambulance Attendant
Firefighter
Emergency Room Technician
Home Healthcare Aide

This program is being developed as a Career Pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 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).

Scholarships

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of educational programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; 214-703-8445www.coaemsp.org

QUESTIONS?

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: 04/18/2020