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    paramedic technician


      Video: Paramedic Technician

      Program Number: 10-531-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid
      Full-Time Enrollment Only

      Program Description

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

      Acceptance in the Paramedic Technician 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.

      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 (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of the Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

      25400 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33763 • 727.218.2350 • www.caahep.org

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $41,180

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

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


      Semester 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
      Semester 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
      Semester 3
      801-136English Composition 13
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
      809-198Introduction to Psychology3
      Semester 4
      806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      809-188Developmental Psychology3
      Required Elective Credits2
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66

      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.

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