Emergency Medical Technician
5 Credits | 180 Hours
Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*
*Combination of On Site and Online Live instruction
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety and Security
Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergencies that require urgent medical attention. As a graduate of this program, you will be trained to assess the emergency, provide patient care that can save a life and transport the patient to the hospital.
Financial assistance may be available to assist with your healthcare training as part of the Support for Communities grant. To determine if you're eligible, please connect with the contact based upon your county of residence:
For Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Price, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties, please contact Scott Schultz, Project Coordinator, email@example.com, 715.201.8493, www.nwwib.com/s2c
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Financial assistance may be available as part of the West Cap Skills Enhancement Program. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Emergency Medical Technicians are the crucial link in the healthcare system. Graduates of the EMT program must complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam for licensing. If successful, students will be eligible to apply for licensure as an EMT.
Graduates will know how to respond quickly to various life-threatening emergencies. Students must be 18-years-old for licensing and will also be required to complete 10 patient contacts after obtaining a Training Center Training Permit. Students who successfully complete the program, with a program plan GPA of 2.0 or better, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and psychomotor examinations for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level of certification.
Emergency Medical Technician graduates will be able to:
- Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
- Demonstrate EMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
- Communicate effectively with others
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Meet state competencies for EMT certification
According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, EMT positions in Wisconsin are projected to grow between 2020-2030. For your convenience, Northwood Tech can arrange to offer this diploma at a location near you.
Learn by doing.
Offered at various off-campus locations.
This 180-hour technical diploma is offered at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses.
This course prepares students for all aspects of emergency medical care, both medical and trauma situations, licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
After completing this program, you can build upon your education by completing Northwood Tech's Paramedic Technician associate degree or the EMT-Paramedic technical diploma.
Short Term Training
After completing this short 180-hour training, you'll be ready to enter a rewarding career as an Emergency Medical Technician.
These courses prepare students for all aspects of emergency medical care, both medical and trauma situations, sanctioned by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, at the basic level.
Emergency Medical Technician is Part of a Career Pathway
As an Emergency Medical Technician student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
The EMT program is not embedded, but is a requirement for the Advanced EMT (AEMT) and Paramedic programs.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Advance your skills.
Earn your associate degree.
Continue your education to earn your bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
Emergency Medical Technician
5 Credits | 180 Hours
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
New Marshfield Clinic Allied Health Professional Education and Training Grant for Emergency Medical Technician Students
Marshfield Clinic and Northwood Technical College are proud to announce an exciting grant opportunity for Emergency Medical Technician students. The grant would award tuition, book, and fee assistance of up to $2,500. In exchange, the student agrees to work for Marshfield Clinic for a period of at least one year after completing training in the Emergency Medical Technician Program.
Marshfield Clinic Allied Health Professional Education and Training Grant Application Process:
- Student competes admissions process for the program.
- Students must complete and submit the following to Northwood Tech Student Services Office. Documents and fee must be submitted together.
- College completes background check on the EMT student.
- If background check results were returned as No Record Found, Marshfield Clinic will contact the student(s) and arrange for an interview.
- Marshfield Clinic will interview the student and let Northwood Tech and the student know if they are accepted into the grant program.
After the Northwood Tech Emergency Medical Technician Program
Students who successfully complete the program, with a program plan GPA of 2.0 or better, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's cognitive and psychomotor examinations for Emergency Medical Technician level of certification.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
Northwood Tech’s EMT Technical Diploma is designed to prepare students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. However, Northwood Tech has not made a determination whether this program meets the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure other states. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state to verify that the Northwood Tech program meets licensure or certification requirements.