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emergency medical technician - paramedic


    Video: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

    Program Number: 31-531-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    This program is eligible for financial aid
    Full-Time Enrollment Only

    Program Description

    Moraine Park Technical College’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program strives to prepare competent entry-level EMT-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains 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.

    Acceptance in the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program required including health requirements and criminal background check. Students must be a licensed EMT or AEMT and maintain such licensure throughout the program.

    After completing this program, you must successfully pass the State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic practical examination and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic written examination to qualify for a Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic license.

    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

    • $43,338

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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 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

    1. Visit the Admissions Page for details
    2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
      1. Health Requirements   
      2. Criminal Background Check   


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 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
    Semester 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

    Institutional Requirements

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

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

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

    • There are a number of support services available at Moraine Park Technical College for students to ensure successful program completion. The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Moraine Park Technical College has an average retention rate of 70.60% for the past two years.
    • Graduates of the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program at Moraine Park Technical College have a two year average Pass Rate of 71.50%. 
    • Employers seek graduates of Moraine Park Technical College Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program as the Positive Placement Rate is 63.10% for the past two years. 

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