Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician training on simulator

Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 30-531-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Emergency Medical Technician Diploma


Prepare to enter the emergency services field, which involves working with other healthcare professionals to deliver critical, prehospital emergency medical care. This program also is designed to enhance existing skills of individuals working in the field. Completing the program with a grade of C or higher prepares you to take the National Registry Examination, required for certification and licensure in Wisconsin.

Employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Fire Protection Technician associate degree.

Additional program details: The program uses the State of Wisconsin curriculum, and students also will receive training in CPR using American Heart Association curriculum. 

Students must be able to physically perform the test modules of the National Registry Examination to gain certification. Students also 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.




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Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits



Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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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 EMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Meet state competencies for EMT certification

Career Outlook

The field of prehospital emergency medical care is a profession that is essential to the health, safety and general quality of life for the communities served. Emergency medical responders work side by side with other healthcare professionals to deliver critical, professional prehospital emergency medical care.

Career and employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors. After completion of this program and state certification, students may progress into the certifications of IV Technician and Paramedic.

Successful completion of the program with a grade of C or higher will prepare you to participate in the National Registry Examination. Upon passing the National Registry Examination, students become candidates for certification and licensure in Wisconsin.

Possible Careers

EMTs may work for:

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

Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old when applying for the state EMT-Basic license
  • Background check



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Last updated: 03/27/2024