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paramedic technician


    Video: Paramedic Technician

    Program Number: 10-531-1
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    Full-Time Enrollment Only

    Program Description

    Moraine Park Technical College’s Paramedic Technician program prepares students to perform prehospital 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 prehospital 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.

    Students must have a current Emergency Medical Technician license to enroll in the Paramedic Technician program. General Studies courses may be completed on a part-time basis for this program.

    The Paramedic Technician 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

    • $37,437

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Prepare for incident response and EMS Operations.
    • Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings for a variety of patient encounters.
    • 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 competency requirements 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.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    531-911EMS Fundamentals2
    531-912Paramedic Medical Principles4
    531-913Patient Assessment Principles3
    531-914Prehospital Pharmacology3
    531-915Paramedic Respiratory Management2
    531-916Paramedic Cardiology4
    531-917Paramedic Clinical Field 13
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    531-918Advanced Resuscitation1
    531-919Paramedic Medical Emergencies4
    531-920Paramedic Trauma3
    531-921Special Patient Populations3
    531-922EMS Operations1
    531-923Paramedic Capstone1
    531-924Paramedic Clinical Field 24
    Term 3
    801-136English Composition 13
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
    809-198Introduction to Psychology3
    Term 4
    806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-188Developmental Psychology3
    Required Elective Credits2
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66

    General Education Options

    View the Paramedic Technician General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    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.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.