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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.


 

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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, sschultz@nwwib.com, 715.201.8493, www.nwwib.com/s2c

For Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, Pepin and St. Croix, please contact Kari Dahl, Case Manager, kari.dahl@workforceresource.org, 877.711.9390 ext. 1421, www.workforceresource.org

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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)

Instruction is based upon the U.S. DOT Administration/Wisconsin Bureau of Local Health Support and EMS Curriculum - Paramedic Technician Curriculum.

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In-demand career


Academics

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

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Licensing

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 cognitive and psychomotor 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.


Curriculum

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

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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 for the Paramedic Technician program.

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

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 obtain your bachelor's degree.

Paramedic Technician Transfer Options

UW-Stout | UW-Whitewater | Bellevue University | Concordia University Wisconsin | Franklin University | Lakeland University | Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you 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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Estimated Total Program Costs 2022-23*

Paramedic Technician

67 Credits | 2 Years

$11,024


*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 Paramedic Technician Program

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

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Transfer Options

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain 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 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 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 for 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.

Contact

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

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Tia Dietz

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

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

715.752.8119

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Superior Admissions Contact

Rachel Lee

Admissions Advisor

715.319.7331

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