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Paramedic Technician 

Associate Degree

67 Credits | 2 Years

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

You will take your previous EMT-Paramedic training to the next level by completing the associate degree program.


Program Overview

The Paramedic Technician program offers students the opportunity to further their professional EMS careers by pursuing a two-year associate degree. Paramedic Technicians can find a career in a variety of healthcare settings such as ambulance services, dispatch centers, first responder units, hospitals/emergency departments, industrial safety departments, rescue squads and urgent care facilities. 

The program enhances the classroom lectures, skills, simulation trainings from the EMT-Paramedic program to round out the associate degree as a Paramedic Technician. 

Program Outcomes

Paramedic 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 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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In-demand career


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

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

Career Pathways

Graduates can further their education by transferring their credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

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.

Required Courses

This program enhances the classroom lectures, skills, simulation trainings from the EMT-Paramedic program to round out the associate degree as a Paramedic Technician.

Explore the Required Courses

Paramedic Technician is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Paramedic Technician student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!

Prior completion of the EMT program and EMT-Paramedic program, with a 2.0 or better in all required courses, is a requirement of the Paramedic Technician program.

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.

Advance your skills.

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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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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Continue your education to earn your 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*

Paramedic Technician

67 Credits | 2 Years


*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 Paramedic Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Paramedic Technician associate degree. 

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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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The EMT-Paramedic 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 Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information

Northwood Tech’s Paramedic Technician program 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.


Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

New Richmond Admissions Contact

Sherry Rehnelt

Admissions Advisor



Superior Admissions Contact

Anna Kalin

Admissions Advisor



Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Nicole Messicci

Admissions Advisor



Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor



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