4 Credits | Less than 1 year
New Richmond*, Rice Lake*
*Combination of On Site and Online Live instruction
Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
If you are currently licensed as a Wisconsin EMT and affiliated with an approved Advanced EMT service, then consider advancing your lifesaving skills with the 108-hour Advanced EMT course at Northwood Tech.
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The Advanced EMT program is for students who are seeking advanced skills and a higher level of challenge in an exciting field. Students will develop more enhanced emergency treatment skills including assessment skills and medication administration. Students will also perform a variety of patient assessments and skills including intravenous, intraosseous, intranasal, inhalation and intramuscular injections on real patients. Students will be expected to successfully complete the clinical course 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 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) level of certification. Prerequisite: 30-531-3 Emergency Medical Technician.
Advanced EMT graduates will be able to:
- Prepare for incident response and EMS operations
- Integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to provide appropriate patient care
- Demonstrate AEMT skills associated with established standards and procedures for a variety of patient encounters
- Communicate effectively with others
- Demonstrate professional behavior
- Meet state competencies for AEMT certification
The program consists of classroom lectures, practical skills labs, laboratory simulations, and hospital and pre-hospital clinical experiences.
You'll implement the techniques in real-world scenarios and practice with your fellow classmates.
On-site skills labs will be scheduled on select Saturdays at the Rice Lake campus.
According to the Wisconsin Technical College System graduate survey, 100 percent of Advanced EMT graduates were employed within six months.
This 108-hour technical diploma is offered at the New Richmond and Rice Lake campuses.
This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin and it's approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and follows the National Registry of EMT's.
Advance your Skills
This program builds on the EMT curriculum. Students learn advanced patient assessment, communication skills and beginning advanced life support interventions.
Short Term Training
Advance your skills and increase your value after completing this short 108-hour technical diploma.
The program is comprised of two courses. As a student, you will participate in a clinical experience as part of the training.
Admissions and Tuition
Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
4 Credits | Less than 1 year - 108 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.
After the Northwood Tech Advanced EMT 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 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician level of certification.
Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond.
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Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
Northwood Tech’s Advanced EMT program 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, examinations, or licensure for other states. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the Northwood Tech program meets licensure or certification requirements.