Paramedic Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 10-531-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: January, August

About the Paramedic Technician Degree

DESCRIPTION

Paramedics provide advanced-level emergency and non-urgent medical support, primarily in prehospital and emergency department settings. Learn strategies to assess and perform safe and appropriate care for non-emergency and emergency situations and environments.

Employers include private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, industrial firms and security companies.

You can earn the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic technical diploma on the way to completing this degree.


RELATED PROGRAMS

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Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

Become an integral member of a pre-hospital 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

2022 CURRICULUM

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195

Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡

3
BIOSCI-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 
(or) BIOSCI-201 Anatomy and Physiology 1 ‡
4
EMS-911 EMS Fundamentals ‡ ^ 2
EMS-912 Paramedic Medical Principles ‡ ^ 4
ELECTIVES (Three credits needed) 3
EMS-913 Advanced Patient Assessment Principles ‡ ^ 3
EMS-914 Advanced Prehospital Pharmacology ‡ ^ 3
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
MATH-134 Mathematical Reasoning
(or) MATH-135 Qualitative Reasoning
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
3
EMS-915 Paramedic Respiratory Management ‡ ^ 2
EMS-916 Paramedic Cardiology ‡ ^ 4
EMS-917 Paramedic Clinical/Field 1 ‡ ^ 3
EMS-918 Advanced Emergency Resuscitation ‡ ^ 1
EMS-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies ‡ ^ 4
SOCSCI-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies ^
(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
3
ENG-196 Oral/Intepersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
EMS-920 Paramedic Trauma ‡ ^ 3
EMS-921 Special Patient Populations ‡ ^ 3
EMS-922 EMS Operations ‡ ^ 1
EMS-923 Paramedic Capstone Assessment ‡ ^ 1
EMS-924 Paramedic Clinical/Field 2 ‡ ^ 4

TOTAL CREDITS

60

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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IMPORTANT DATES

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

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

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics has been projected to increase 25% nationally from 2010 to 2023. The need for EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and metropolitan areas is expected to increase.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Paramedic
Hospital Emergency Department Technician
Firefighter/Paramedic

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

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Last updated: 12/15/2021