Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic video

Program Number: 31-531-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Moraine Park Technical College’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program prepares students to perform pre-hospital medical procedures. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Paramedics with additional advanced training can perform more difficult and demanding pre-hospital medical procedures. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drowning, childbirth and gunshot wounds all require immediate, professional medical attention. As a paramedic, you will provide this vital attention as you care for and transport the sick or injured. Major topics to be covered include patient assessment, pharmacology, pediatrics, ambulance/system operations, trauma, respiratory emergencies and medical emergencies.

The program begins in August every year and requires full-time enrollment. There is not a part-time option for this program. Students must have a current Emergency Medical Technician license to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program.

The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP).

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $40,000

Approximate Costs

Summer

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Fall/Spring Semester

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

  • 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 credentialing.

    Career Opportunities

    • Private Ambulance Companies
    • Municipal Fire Departments
    • Flight Paramedic
    • Critical Care Transport Paramedic
    • Private Emergency Response Teams
    • Hospital Emergency and Critical Care Departments

    Admission Process

    • Submit the college admission application.   
    • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
    • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
    • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
    • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   
    • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

    Gainful Employment

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    Courses

    Number Title Crs
    Term 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    531-911 EMS Fundamentals 2
    531-912 Paramedic Medical Principles 4
    531-913 Patient Assessment Principles 3
    531-914 Prehospital Pharmacology 3
    531-915 Paramedic Respiratory Management 2
    531-916 Paramedic Cardiology 4
    531-917 Paramedic Clinical Field 1 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 24
     
    Term 2
    531-918 Advanced Resuscitation 1
    531-919 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 4
    531-920 Paramedic Trauma 3
    531-921 Special Patient Populations 3
    531-922 EMS Operations 1
    531-923 Paramedic Capstone 1
    531-924 Paramedic Clinical Field 2 4
    Total 17
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 41

    Exit Assessment

    531-923 Paramedic Capstone is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

    Additional Program Requirements

    Students will need to complete Basic Math Proficiency.

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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    After completion of this program you must complete the National Registry Exam process to be eligible to apply for an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic license with the State of Wisconsin.