Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Technical Diploma

38 Credits | 16 months

Financial Aid-Eligible

Ashland*, New Richmond*, Rice Lake*, Superior*

*Combination of On Site and Online Live instruction

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

The 16-month Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program offers you the opportunity to further your professional EMT career. The program offers additional certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. It is identical to the core coursework in the Paramedic Technician associate degree program.


 

Program Overview

The 16 - month Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT - Paramedic) program is identical to the coursework in the Paramedic Technician associate degree program. The program offers students the opportunity to further their professional EMS careers. Instruction is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Department of Health Services and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum. Students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to work competently as an EMT - Paramedic. The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are included, as well as neonatal advanced life support competencies. Students who successfully complete the program, with a grade point of 2.0 or better in all required courses, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s examinations for paramedic level of certification.

Students completing the 16 - month EMT - Paramedic program have the option of returning to complete the associate degree program by completing all of the general studies coursework outlined. The EMT - Paramedic program will be scheduled over 16 months, which includes clinicals over the summer term.

Program Outcomes

EMT - Paramedic graduates will be able to:

  • 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 certification(s)
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Instruction is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Department of Health Services and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum.

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Learn by doing.

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Industry connected.

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In-demand career. 


Academics

EMT - Paramedic is available at all four Northwood Tech campuses (Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior). 

  • Core lecture coursework will be offered via Online Live on two evenings per week to all campus locations or virtually via Microsoft Teams (free app is available for download).
  • On site skills labs will be scheduled every other Friday and Saturday at the Rice Lake campus (per course schedule)
  • The EMT - Paramedic program will be scheduled over 16 months, which includes clinicals over the summer term.

 

Part-Time Option

This part-time program accommodates your life by providing an option of an evening and/or weekend core course schedule throughout your entire education, making it easier to work around childcare, work and other responsibilities.

Career Pathways

After completing this program, you can build upon your education by completing Northwood Tech's Paramedic Technician associate degree. Northwood Tech offers university transfer agreements so you can earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Get Licensed

Students who successfully complete the program, with a grade point of 2.0 or better in all required courses, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's examinations for paramedic level of certification. 


Required Courses

The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences. Certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are included, as well as neonatal advanced life support competencies.

Explore the Required Courses

Featured EMT - Paramedic Courses

10531916
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a cardiovascular complaint. PREREQUISITE: Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission and COREQUISITE: 10531915 Paramedic Respiratory Management
10531919
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with a medical complaint. PREREQUISITE: Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission and COREQUISITE: 10531918 Advanced Emergency Resuscitation.
10531920
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course teaches the paramedic student to integrate assessment findings with principles of anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment plan for an acutely injured patient. Paramedic (315311) or Paramedic Technician AAS (105311) program admission and COREQUISITE: 10531913 Advanced Patient Assessment Principles.

EMT - Paramedic is Part of a Career Pathway

As an EMT - Paramedic 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 Paramedic programs.

The AEMT program is not embedded, but can be taken as an optional level of training after the completion of the EMT program.

You could take this first and get a credential. EMT is a requirement for the AEMT and Paramedic Technician programs.

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Technical Diploma
38 Credits / 16 months Full Time
Potential Careers
Ambulance Service, Dispatch Centers, First Responder Units, Hospitals/ Emergency Departments, Industrial Safety Departments, Rescue Squads, Urgent Care Facilities
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Earn your associate degree.

Associate Degree
67 Credit / 2 Years Full Time; Part Time Option Available
Potential Careers
Ambulance Service, Dispatch Centers, First Responder Units, Hospitals/ Emergency Departments, Industrial Safety Departments, Rescue Squads, Urgent Care Facilities
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You can continue your education to earn a bachelor's degree.


Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.

Requirements and Application

Tuition and Fees

Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships. 

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs that you may incur while attending Northwood Technical College.

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Estimated Total Program Tuition 2024-25*

EMT - Paramedic

38 Credits | 16 months

$6,502


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, books, supplies or uniforms, and certification exam fees. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 


After the Northwood Tech EMT - Paramedic Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn an EMT - Paramedic technical diploma. Students who successfully complete the program, with a grade point of 2.0 or better in all required courses, will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's examinations for paramedic-level of certification. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Paramedic Technician program.

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Transfer Center

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

Northwood Tech's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Accredited

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The Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoA EMSP). This will enable our graduates to take the Wisconsin Paramedic licensing examinations upon successful completion of all portions of their technical studies courses.



Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information

Northwood Tech’s EMT-Paramedic technical diploma is designed to prepare students to meet the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The College has not determined and does not guarantee its required courses meet the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure in states/territories other than Wisconsin and Minnesota as documented on the licensure and certification disclosure webpage. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states/territories other than Wisconsin or Minnesota should contact the appropriate licensing board in the state to verify that the Northwood Tech program meets licensure or certification requirements. To be eligible for testing and/or licensing in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota, you may be required to obtain a social security number. 

Out-of-State applicants sign a Professional Licensure Disclosure Form.

Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

Admissions Advisor

715.788.7144

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

715.685.3039

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Sherry Rehnelt

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8136

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Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

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