EMT-Paramedic Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, Northwood Tech is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, Northwood Tech has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 


Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a Northwood Tech application, and Northwood Tech will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full Northwood Tech experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

  • Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if previously submitted)

  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate; current high school seniors must provide both a current high school transcript and a final transcript with confer date

  • Provide proof of a current State of Wisconsin EMT license with expiration date

  • Review and sign EMT Proof of Licensure Disclosure

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session

  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations, and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb) by the first day of class.

    • Decision to not receive vaccinations may limit ability to obtain clinical placement based upon meeting site placement requirements

  • Pay fee and have acceptable results based on the Wisconsin Criminal History Record Check, Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and/or other states, if applicable

    • Information from the Caregiver Background Check may affect your ability to secure clinical

  • Review and sign EMT - Paramedic Confidentiality Statement of Understanding Form

  • Submit signed Syllabi Form, Background Information Disclosure (BID) Statement, and a Student ID Form

  • Possess current certification of "CPR for Healthcare Providers" or equivalent

    • Certification must remain active through the completion of the program

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Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your Northwood Tech email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Tia Dietz

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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